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The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
Prime Minister
1984-1993

Object name: Painting
Artist: Igor V. Babailov
Date: 2002
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.

The Artist

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.

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