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Painting - Gouache On Board
Wanted to create an image of all-star goaltender Johnny Bower, which created an authentic feel of the times. Straight wood sticks, leather pads, tube skates. Combined with fearless goalies, who went into the nets without masks and relied on skill and reflexes to get the job done. I've had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bower. A real gentleman and first class act. Here are some of his accomplishments:
Hap Holmes Memorial Award winner in 1952, 1957, 1958
Vezina Trophy winner in 1961, 1965.
Stanley Cup Championships in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967.
Selected to NHL First All-Star Team in 1961.
Played in 1961 NHL All-Star Game.
Les Cunningham Award winner in 1956, 1957, 1958.
Calder Cup winner in 1948, 1951, 1953.
In 1998, he was ranked number 87 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976.
June 1st, 2011
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