|Pierre Trudeau at his desk (note Forrestall painting to the side).|
You can find the picture here: http://news.ca.msn.com/canada/trudeaus-law-office-desk-for-sale. On the left is a portrait of Trudeau’s three children painted by Dartmouth’s Tom Forrestall in 1986 and given as a gift from the nation. I wonder if Justin has this in his office? A member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Nova Scotia, Tom recently completed painting the Four Seasons of Canada on his old Mercedes car for Mercedes Canada – another beautiful work of art to be admired by many future generations. By the way, the Prime Minister had another Dartmouth connection – the late broadcaster and businessman Arnie Patterson was his press secretary in 1979.
|Tom Forrestall standing in front of his painted Mercedes. Photo: David Jones, June 5, 2014.|
Tom Forrestall's Bio: http://www.forrestallfineart.com/biography.php.
Fascinating Chronicle Herald article on Tom Forrestall's painted Mercedes: http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1212997-a-car-for-all-seasons.