BILL REID'S ART GRACES THE $20 BANKNOTE


(Click the images on the banknote for more detail on each element)


In 2004, The Bank of Canada unveiled a redesigned series of Canadian banknotes called Canadian Journey, to celebrate Canada's history and achievements.

The twenty-dollar bill was the fourth in the series. To specifically highlight Canada’s cultural diversity and artistic expression, the Bank chose four masterpieces from Bill Reid to be depicted on the back of the note:

All the illustrations on the note are by Jorge Peral, artistic director of the Canadian Bank Note Company.

The Raven and the First Men Xhuwaji / Haida Grizzly Bear The Spirit of Haida Gwaii Mythic Messengers

© Copyright 2011 Bill Reid Foundation.

 

Overview

The Spirit of
Haida Gwaii


The Raven and
the First Men


Mythic
Messengers

Xhuwaji / Haida Grizzly Bear


Overview

 


The Spirit of Haida Gwaii



The Raven and the First Men



Mythic Messengers

 


Xhuwaji / Haida Grizzly Bear