Monday, April 14, 2008

Armorial Bookplates Exhibit

The Toronto Branch of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada is organizing a fascinating bookplates exhibit presenting armorial bookplates designed by Gordon Macpherson, Niagara Herald Extraordinary and Officer of the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Ottawa.

Gordon Macpherson is Canada's most well known and respected heraldic artist. Fascinated by heraldry since his student days, Macpherson has since designed and painted the coats of arms granted to many prominent Canadians. He was honoured by the Governor General with the title Niagara Herald Extraordinary in 1999. Some of his of bookplates are on display on the Society's website, in addition, many of the coats of arms designed by Gordon can be viewed on the Society's Roll of Arms. Gordon was also one of the founding founders of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada and continues to remain active within the Society.
A flyer conveying details of the exhibit - designed by Robert Grey, one of a number of Canadian heraldic artists who has created numerous arms for Society members

From St. Michael's College, UofT: Apr 21-may 31 Armorial Bookplates Exhibit The Toronto Branch, Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, in collaboration with Department of Special Collections, J. M. Kelly Library, presents Exhibit of Armorial Bookplates by renowned Canadian craftsman, R. Gordon M. MacPherson

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