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Henri Leopold Masson (OSA, CGP) (1907-1996) - Biography

Best known for his genre, landscape, and figure drawing Henri Leopold Masson emigrated from Belguim to Ottawa in 1921. His early work had a naive medieval look with a bent for mild irony and caricature. He was the antithesis of complacency. His fluid, vigorous style conveys movement. One can almost feel the wind blowing through the Valley of Figaro Mountain or a chaneel island. His art seemingly breathes and lives effortless on the page under his controlled brush. A natural Master. Several paintings by Masson are in the National Gallery of Canada.

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