Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Doug Painted Annual Christmas Cards for the Toronto Star in the 1960s and 1970s

For 11 years in the 1960s-1970s, the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, commissioned Doug to paint the company's annual holiday cards, sending "Season's Greetings" to corporate and other clients.

"Christmas 1906 - The Toronto Daily Star Santa Claus Fund sleigh passes St. Lawrence Hall on its way to make the Fund's first distribution of gifts to the city's underprivileged children."
Just as the Water Tower is a symbol of Chicago's history; Casa Loma is a symbol of early Toronto. Doug rendered the stately elegance of this historic building for one of 11 Christmas cards painted for the Toronto Star.

"Christmastime at Toronto's Casa Loma in the 'Twenties."
"The Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park has been a Toronto landmark since 1892."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

1 comment:

Skullossus said...

I like the smoke coming from Casa Loma. The straight lines both mimic the architecture but also adds to the sense of calm so we don't think of the wicked winter winds that can whip around in December