LEO MOL

1915–2009

Leo Mol

Leo Mol

Born in Ukraine in 1915. Studied in the Kunst Akademie, Berlin, Germany and the Academy of Art, the Hague, Netherland. In 1948 he made his home in Canada.

Has executed a number of pieces of sculpture com­missioned by various institutions: Canadian Govern­ment, the University of Manitoba, St. Clemens Univer­sity in Rome, Italy; Junior High Dr. Leo Mol’s School, Tacherting, Bavaria, Germany; Technical High School, Eindhoven, Holland. Designed and executed over 80 stained glass windows.

As winner of international competitions, has been commissioned a monument to Taras Schevchenko in Washington, D.C., which was unveiled in June, 1964 and a monument to the same post in Buenos Aires, Argentina, unveiled in November, 1971.

Has executed a number of busts: Hon John D. Diefenbaker, former Prime Minister of Canada; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Pope Paul VI; Pope John XXIII, Cardinals Slepiy and Tisserant; painters of the Group of Seven; A. Y. Jackson, Fred Varley, A. Casson.

Work found in permanent collections in Hamilton Art Gallery; McMichael Canadian Collection in Kleinnburg, Ontario; Art Gallery of Toronto; Win­nipeg Art Gallery; Riveredge Foundation, Calgary, Alberta; Peter Whyte Gallery, Banff, Alberta; Vatican, Italy. In private collections throughout Canada, the United States, England, Germany, Italy and Holland.

Received awards for scuplture which include: prize in the competition for the sketch of the monument to the late Sir Robert Borden, Ottawa, 1953; purchasing awards at the Hamilton Art Gallery in 1957 and 1959; Honorable mention at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1956; second prize in the competition for the monument to T. Shevchenko in Winnipeg, 1959; the Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, 1960; first prize in the International com­petition for the monument to T. Shevchenko in Washington, D.C., 1962; the Jacob C. Stone Prize for a classical figure at the 50th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America in New York, 1963. Centen­nial Medal of the Canadian Government, 1967; first prize in the competition for the monument to T. Schevchenko, In Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1969.

Ukrainian Artists

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