Leo Mol

About the Artist

Leonid Molodozhanyn (Dr. Leo Mol) was born in the Ukraine in 1915, and moved to Canada in 1948. A few years later, he and his wife settled in Winnipeg, making the city their home.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mol drew upon his extensive education to make his art, having studied  sculptureA three-dimensional work of art, or the art of making it. Such works may be carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, and relief, and made in a huge variety of media. A sculptor is one who creates sculptures. (artlex.com)  at the Leningrad Academy of Arts (1936-1940) (now the Russian Academy of Arts) and at the Hague (1943).

Dr. Mol is known best for his sculptural works, a number of which can be found in the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Winnipeg, having been donated by Mol himself. While his  ceramicPottery or hollow clay sculpture fired at high temperatures in a kiln or oven to make them harder and stronger. Types include earthenware, porcelain, stoneware, and terra cotta. (Artlex.com)  and  bronzeAny of various alloys of copper and tin, sometimes with tin or other metals. It has commonly been used in casting. A work cast in bronze is sometimes referred to as a bronze. It may also refer to the color of bronze, a moderate yellowish to olive brown.(Artlex.com)  works are the cornerstones of his life-long art practice, he is also the creator of many stained-glass works, over 80 of which form the windows of churches across Winnipeg.

Dr. Mol is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Manitoba, and a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.


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