Canada's prime ministers 'pop' in new art exhibit

A new art exhibit featuring portraits of Canada's 23 prime ministers like they've never been seen before is on display in Fredericton.

The paintings, created in the pop art style, are on display at Government House until September.

The exhibit, known as 'Prime Time,' was commissioned in honour of Canada 150 and is the result of the vision of Dr. Bill Bensen.

The renowned doctor and history buff from Hamilton, Ont., spotted artist Julio Ferrer in a local gallery, and asked the painter to create the portraits.

Ferrer, a Canadian citizen for three years, spent a year inspecting each face and transferring them to canvas.

Dr. Bensen passed away about a week before the paintings were displayed in Hamilton.

With files from CTV Atlantic