|Maurice Lebon (I.A.F.)||-||Back to the list|
Born in 1916, in Quebec city . He studied at the Petit Séminaire in Québec city, the Quebec High School and the Seminaire in Sherbrooke . Before he was forty, he started studying drawing and painting under Francesco Iacurto.
In 1939, he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, then lent to the American Army. After very specialized training, he was promoted captain and actively involved in combat in the Aleutian Islands . He was very seriously injured in the battle for Anzo in Italy . After the war, he became sport director in Baie-Comeau, then a public relations man for several Canadian companies. When later he devoted his time to painting, he exhibited among others places at the Laval University (1971). In 1992, he received a life membership at the Garnison Club in Québec city. He was named director of the Institut des arts figuratifs in 1986.
His work belong to several private collections and art galleries in Canada and Europe . In may 1973, he was honoured to witness one of his paintings shown to the eight commanders of the Nato fleet when they put in Quebec city . Moreover, one of his works was offered to the then governor general, Roland Michener. Pierre E. Trudeau and Brian Mulroney have acquired some of his paintings. Several of his works belong to the Quebec city 's Citadelle. Finally, among other collectors: Pope John Paul II, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Queen Elizabeth II.
Maurice Lebon died at 72 years old in 1998 .