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PerHenrik Gurth

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The Canadian artist was born in Freiburg, Germany, and studied art and graphic-design at the renowned School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. After Per immigrated to Canada in 1995 he lived in Toronto and worked for various design and new media agencies and developed print and multimedia designs for accounts like Labatt, Roots Canada, TV Ontario, IBM, Nikon Canada and many more.

Per has been commissioned to create art and design work for diverse organizations such as The Hudson Bay Company, Museum of Civilization, the Royal Mounted Police, the Rocky Mountains National Parks, the Eatons private art collection and various other art collections.

In 2002 he donated the fundraising design for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. Its application on various merchandise helped raise about half a million dollars for the hospital.

In 2005 Per designed and donated the official logo “Friends in High Places” for the Canadian Rocky Mountains National Parks. The Canadian artist has also illustrated and written over 2 dozen published children’s books. The story with Canadian polar bears for the book “When Wishes come True” was inspired by his daughter Emily.
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