Pierre Le Ber
Pierre le Ber
|Died||October 1, 1707|
|Parent(s)||Jeanne Le Moyne |
Jacques le Ber
|Relatives||Jeanne le Ber (sister) |
Charles le Moyne (uncle)
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. His work makes him an important artist of the time.
La Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys by Pierre Le Ber c. 1700.
Le Ber's painting of Marguerite Bourgeoys, c. 1700.
- Bazin, Jules (1979) . "Le Ber, Pierre". In Hayne, David. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. II (1701–1740) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
- Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 34.
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