1869 - 1956
Joseph St-Charles (Montreal 1868 – Montreal 1956) was a renowned Canadian painter.
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He first studied in Montreal under Joseph Chabert, then left for Paris in 1885 to study at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was the pupil of famous orientalist artist Benjamin Constant and also Jules Lefebvre and Jean-Paul Laurens. When he came back to Canada in 1890, he created three paintings for the Sacré-Coeur chapel of the Notre-Dame Church in Montréal.
He taught drawing at the School of Art and Manufacture and then at the University of Montréal. He also had a prolific career as a portrait painter and attracted the Montreal elite in his studio.
He gained his place in History with his religious paintings and his portraits.