Jean Guyon

Jean Guyon, priest, artist (b at Château-Richer, Qué 5 Oct 1659; d at Paris, France 10 Jan 1687). Bishop LAVAL had great hopes for this young Canadian priest, who died before he could create any significant body of work.

Jean Guyon

Jean Guyon, priest, artist (b at Château-Richer, Qué 5 Oct 1659; d at Paris, France 10 Jan 1687). Bishop LAVAL had great hopes for this young Canadian priest, who died before he could create any significant body of work. The lovely oil portrait of Mother Jeanne-Françoise Juchereau, dite de Saint-Ignace, in the Hôtel-Dieu in Québec C, is attributed to him. In addition the Séminaire de Québec at one time had some of his watercolour studies of the flora of Québec. At his death his effects included some oil paints and sculptor's tools, evidence that he intended to help decorate the religious buildings constructed under Laval.