Born in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec in 1864. Died in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in 1955. Ozias Leduc RCA displayed an interest in art from the time he was very young. Around 1883, he worked for Carli, a Montréal manufacturer of statues. Adolphe Rho and Luigi Capello introduced him to the trade of mural painting. Leduc exhibited his work at the spring showing of the Art Association of Montreal for the first time in 1891. The following year, he won first prize in the under 30 category. After that, he devoted himself essentially to decorating churches and chapels. Leduc also painted landscapes, portraits and allegorical and historical paintings. He became interested in symbolism after a brief trip to London and Paris in 1897. Leduc, who kept himself apart from the artistic mainstream in Canada, also wrote poetry and some short articles about art.

Works
The Choquette Farm, Belœil - 1901, oil on canvas. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Day’s End - 1913, oil on canvas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Mauve Twilight - 1921, oil on paper, mounted on canvas. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
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