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The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell
Prime Minister
1993

Object name: Painting
Artist: David Goatley
Date: 2004
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 122.2 x 90.7 cm
Catalogue no.: O-7248

The portrait of Kim Campbell is set against a backdrop of clothing that tells her story. The Musqueam cape represents her roots in British Columbia. The red doctoral robe symbolizes Campbell’s life in academia, and the black legal gown draped over the chair refers to the famous photograph taken of Campbell while she served as Minister of Justice.

The Artist

British-born artist David Goatley trained at the Camberwell College of Arts in London. He left behind a successful career in advertising in England and moved to British Columbia in 1992. He has an established international reputation as a portraitist.

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