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Le Dain Bruce

Bruce Ledain (1928-2000)

Born in Montreal, P.Q. his work was selected in 1936 for the International Children’s Art Exhibition, U.S.A. By 1946 he had enrolled at Sir George Williams University to study fine art. His work was accepted by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Spring Shows in 1949, 1952, 1953. From 1953 to 1957 he lived in London, England, where he attended St. Martin’s School of Art. He also studied and travelled in Europe and returned to Canada and settled in Montreal where he was a director of the art department of a public relations firm. He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1966 and won First Prize for his paintings shown in the Price Fine Arts Award for the year 1967 and 1969. One of his paintings was presented to the former Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson, by the City of Montreal at Expo 67.