Dominion Wild and Free plates of endangered animals
The eight plates in the series "Wild and Free" from Dominion porcelain factory was sponsored by the Canadian Federation for the Conservation of Wild Animals. Each plate displays a unique animal that only few people have seen up close. The motifs of the porcelain plates are so vivid that you can almost feel the cool, frosty air around the gray bear on the first Dominion Wild and Free plate or feel the wiping, clear mountain air around the sheep, standing on top of a hill looking out for his enemies. The plates are made in a limited edition of 150 firing days, after which the mould is destroyed, so there can not be produced more of these plates.
The plates are as beautiful as a painting and are hung on the wall in many homes of dedicated collectors worldwide. Both in the U.S. and Canada, where these animals still live, and in Denmark.
Paul Krapf is known for his stunning scenery paintings. He studied at the Art Academy in Pittsburg, but he has been painting since he was 10 years old. He worked as a draftsman at NASA until 1980 when he effeted his dream of painting full-time. Paul Krapf is preparing his paintings by studying nature and animals in real life. He lives close to Yellowstone National Park where he has his gallery and studio.