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The Right Honourable John Napier Turner

The Right Honourable John Napier Turner

The Right Honourable John Napier Turner
Prime Minister
1984

Object name: Painting
Artist: Brenda Bury
Date: 1999
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 146 x 101.6 cm
Catalogue no.: O-1283

The portrait of John Napier Turner was unveiled 17 years after his term as Prime Minister. The painting captures Turner’s confidence and vitality at the height of his political career. The Prime Minister is depicted looking straight at the viewer, calmly yet attentively.

The Artist

Born in England, Brenda Bury has lived in Canada since 1979. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Reading University in England. She has painted the portraits of many distinguished people in Britain and in Canada, including former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and former Governor General Jeanne Sauvé.

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