Leo Ayotte was born on October 10, 1909 in Sainte-Flore, Mauricie, Quebec. He was an oil painter and artist, who died in December 21, 1976.
From a single stroke and with spontaneity Ayotte always achieved a successful painting with his first attempt, never having to make corrections or touch-ups.
His portraits were painted without preliminary drawings, taking the time to make observations. His bold and lively colors that emerged from his brush strokes captured the essence of his subjects.
Art Association of Montreal
1962 he lived in France for a year
Awards and Grants
1974- A Dictionary of Canadian Artists
1988- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts- Spring Exhibitions 1880-1979
1991- Art and Architecture in Canada:
2001- The Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction