Louis Muhlstock

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Muhlstock in 1995 in front of some of his works.

Louis Muhlstock, OC CQ (April 23, 1904 – August 26, 2001) was a Canadian painter best known for his depictions of the Great Depression.

Born in Narajów, Galicia, Ukraine, then Austria-Hungary, he emigrated to Montreal in 1911. From 1928 to 1931, he studied art in Paris and returned to Montreal to become a full-time painter.[1]

In 2010, his work was exhibited as part of the McCord Museum's Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time, 1930-1948.[2]


In 1978, he was awarded a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from Concordia University.[3] In 1990, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.[4] In 1998, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.[5]


  1. ^ "National Gallery of Canada entry".
  2. ^ "Jewish Painters of Montreal: Witnesses of Their Time, 1930-1948". Archived from the original on 2014-07-24.
  3. ^ "Honorary Degree Citation - Louis Muhlstock".
  4. ^ "Order of Canada citation".
  5. ^ "National Order of Quebec citation" (in French).