Pierre Le Ber

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Pierre le Ber
DiedOctober 1, 1707
Parent(s)Jeanne Le Moyne
Jacques le Ber
RelativesJeanne le Ber (sister)
Charles le Moyne (uncle)

Pierre le Ber (1669 – 1 October 1707), a son of Jacques le Ber and brother of Jeanne le Ber, was a painter from Montréal.


Le Ber was a member of two of the wealthiest families in the colony and used his wealth to be a generous member of his community. He contributed to the Congregation of Notre Dame, likely because of his sister. He was one of the founders and supporters of the Brothers Hospitallers (Hôpital Général of the Charon brothers).

Le Ber was considered an untalented amateur painter in his lifetime. In 1965, paintings of Marguerite Bourgeoys which had been done by Pierre brought him to the attention of the Canadian art world and his surviving work and his life have been examined. The oil painting of Marguerite Bourgeoys as a young woman is in the possession of the Ladies of the Congregation of Notre Dame, Montreal.[1] His work makes him an important artist of the time.


External links[edit]

  • Bazin, Jules (1979) [1969]. "Le Ber, Pierre". In Hayne, David. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. II (1701–1740) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.