Released on November 30, 2022
Premier Scott Moe joined former Premier Brad Wall today to unveil Wall's official portrait at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina.
"Brad Wall remains one of the most popular and successful leaders in our province's history, having overseen a period of then-unprecedented growth and opportunity for Saskatchewan and the challenges that came with it," Moe said. "He met those challenges by virtue of his vision, his dedication, his compassion and, above all, his unshakeable belief in the potential of this province and its people - a legacy that will continue to inspire and inform us all into the future."
Painted by renowned Canadian artist Phil Richards, the portrait took four and a half months of work over the span of a two-year period. The portrait features Wall in a three-piece suit, seated in the premier's office. He is surrounded by meaningful objects, photos of his family, and is holding a copy of The Promise of Saskatchewan. A painting of scenery near Swift Current can be seen over his shoulder. Richards is one of Canada's most esteemed portrait painters and is known for his depictions of government, education and business leaders, including Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.
The painting, which will be displayed in the Saskatchewan Gallery, was officially accepted into the Legislative Building Art Collection by Provincial Secretary Tim McLeod. The collection features more than 200 pieces, including portraits, busts, sculptures, murals and photographs that provide a visual history of Saskatchewan's journey and growth as a province.
Wall was first elected as the MLA for Swift Current in 1999 and served as the 14th Premier of Saskatchewan from 2007 until his retirement from politics in 2018.
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