The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
Object name: Painting
Artist: Igor V. Babailov
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 121.2 x 91.3 cm
Catalogue no.: O-4696
The portrait of Martin Brian Mulroney presents the Prime Minister in the dignified stance of a statesman. His dark suit, with the lapel pin of the Companion of the Order of Canada, contrasts with the warm colours of the background. The painting also evokes Mulroney’s private life, depicting a family photo on his desk.
A native of Russia, Igor V. Babailov immigrated to Canada in 1990. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from the Surikov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow. He considers himself a classical portrait artist and has received numerous international commissions to paint social, business and political figures.