Georges Delfosse (1869-1939)

Delfosse studied at Saint-Laurent College, near Montreal. He then had as a teacher Joseph Chabert at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Montreal, William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal and Edmond Dyonnet. He perfected himself in France with Léon Bonnat and Alexei Charlamoff.

A large part of Delfosse's work is made up of historical representations. For his reconstructions, he is assisted by the historian Édouard-Zotique Massicotte. He made notably the castle De Ramezay, a painting long exposed to the Royal Academy of London. He also produced seven historical compositions for the Saint-Jacques Cathedral, now renamed Marie-Reine-du-Monde, in Montreal. He also paints historical allegories, including the Apotheosis of Dollard des Ormeaux, in 1918.

Delfosse is also the author of more than 200 religious paintings, intended for churches in Quebec and the United States. Delfosse has painted a large number of portraits of clergy and notables, such as Wilfrid Laurier, Laurent-Olivier David, William Hing Hingston and Joseph-Aldéric Ouimet.

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