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Clarence Tillenius

Clarence Tillenius was a Canadian artist, environmentalist, and advocate for the protection of wildlife and wilderness.
  He barely escaped death in a railway line reconstruction accident at Hudson, Ontario in 1936, losing his right arm at the shoulder after falling under a CNR rock car while operating a steam shovel. During recovery at the hospital in Sioux Lookout, a nurse and doctor encouraged him to learn to paint using his left hand. This encouraged Tillenius to persevere and to redevelop his painting skills using his left hand. He received the tutelage of a fine artist and great friend, Alexander J. Musgrove, who established the first drawing school in Manitoba.
 
The Country Guide published the first magazine cover done with Tillenius's left hand in 1940 and he continued to work as an illustrator and cover designer for the magazine for 30 years. Tillenius also provided illustrations and covers for The Beaver for over 40 years, as well as many other magazines and newspapers.

Tillenius travelled across Canada in 1954 to create a series of 200 large oil paintings of Canada's wildlife and wilderness landscapes entitled "Monarchs of the Canadian Wilds", commissioned by the Monarch Life Assurance Company. These paintings are now grouped together in a collection at The Pavilion Gallery at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg.  The paintings depict many of Canada's principal large animals; grizzlies, black and polar bears, timber wolves, mountain lions, musk-oxen, woodland and barren caribou, moose, pronghorned antelope, dall and bighorn sheep, mule and white-tail deer.

Clarence Tillenius received the following distinctive awards and elections:
 Order of Canada in 2005
 Order of Manitoba in 2003
 Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Winnipeg in 1970
 Elected a Fellow to the Explorers Club in New York, NY in 1967 and recently as a Fellow Emeritus
 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, England
 Professional Wildlife Conservation Award by the Provincial Government of Manitoba
 
Tillenius's dioramas were designated as National Treasures in 2007 by the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
The Pavilion Gallery in Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park opened a permanent gallery honoring Tillenius and his art in 1998. A collection of his work remains on public display year round.

 


 

We have 7 of these prints available in one original folder as issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company. This includes a small booklet with perforated pre-gummed pages each one describing the subject of each print written by Clarence Tillenius. These can be removed and pasted on the back of each print once framed. The back page has a short explanation by the artist of 'Why I Paint the Wilderness'. We are offering each print separately but if you wish to buy them all we'll include the original Monarch Life cardboard shipping folder and the small booklet all for $50.00. The shipping for this will be about $12.00 to $16.00 in North America. A significant saving of cost and shipping cost.

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We have 13 of these prints available in another original folder as issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company.  In this folder you will receive all the prints you see on this page. This also includes a small booklet with perforated pre-gummed pages each one describing the subject of each print written by Clarence Tillenius. These can be removed and pasted on the back of each print once framed. The back page has a short explanation by the artist of 'Why I Paint the Wilderness'. We are offering each print separately but if you wish to buy them all we'll include the original Monarch Life cardboard shipping folder and the small booklet all for $50.00. The shipping for this will be about $16.00 in North America. A significant saving of cost and shipping cost.

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1965 Big Horn Rams on the Divide by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Big Horn Rams on the Divide by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Black Bear Foraging by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Black Bear Foraging by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Blacktail Deer in Coastal Forest by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Blacktail Deer in Coastal Forest by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Rocky Mountain Goats in Stormy Weather by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Rocky Mountain Goats in Stormy Weather by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Mule Deer Browsing by Clarence Tillenius art print $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Mule Deer Browsing by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Has some water spots on back and some smudges around the border. Front is quite good. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Pronghorn Antelope at the Watering Hole by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Pronghorn Antelope at the Watering Hole by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Polar Bear Hunting Along the Floe-edge by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Polar Bear Hunting Along the Floe-edge by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border. We have 7 prints available from this collection. We combine shipping and will refund the difference in shipping cost if you buy more than 1.
1965 Woodland Caribou at River Crossing by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Woodland Caribou at River Crossing by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13".
1965 Bull Moose Following the Herd by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Bull Moose Following the Herd by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13". Some smudges around the border.
1965 Buffalo on the Assiniboine Plains by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Buffalo on the Assiniboine Plains by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13".
1965 Elk Bugling in the Mountains by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Elk Bugling in the Mountains by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13".
.....SOLD.....1965 Grizzly Monarch of the Mountains by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Grizzly Monarch of the Mountains by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13".
1965 Mountain Lions Hunting by Clarence Tillenius art print $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Mountain Lions Hunting by Clarence Tillenius art print. Great print by noted artist Clarence Tillenius part of the Monarchs of The Canadian Wild issued by the Monarch Life Assurance Company in 1965. 16 1/2" by 13".

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