Ozias Leduc

Canadian

Ozias Leduc

Ozias Leduc is a Canadian painter born at Mont St-Hilaire in 1864. He is apprenticed to Carli, a maker of statues in Montreal. In 1886, he became the apprentice of Luigi Capello, an Italian painter of church decorations. A decorator of a church, he painted for the cathedral of Joliette and the church of St-Hilaire. In 1897, he left for a trip to Paris and London accompanied by the painter Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté. He was inspired by Impressionist and Symbolist movements in Europe. In 1899, Ozias Leduc taught drawing at the convent of Saint-Hilaire and various convents in Montreal. Leduc received an honorary doctorate from the Université de Montréal in 1938. He became the master of the painter Paul-Emile Borduas.


Ozias Leduc died in Saint-Hyacinthe in 1955.


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