Official Portrait of Nelson Mandela - Portrait by Igor Babailov, official visit in Canada
With Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Jean Chretien
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Official Commemorative Life Portrait
Nelson Mandela
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Official Portrait of Nelson Mandela, Official Commemorative Life Portrait, by Igor Babailov
Nelson Mandela
Historic Portrait from life by Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA
"It was a great honor and a privilege to meet Nelson Mandela in person and to draw this Living Legend's portrait from life."
~  Igor V. Babailov
On November 19, 2001, Nelson Mandela
was awarded the historic Honorary Canadian Citizenship in the official state ceremony at the Museum of Civilization. 
This commemorative portrait was presented
to President Nelson Mandela by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, on behalf of the People of Canada
Igor V. Babailov