Pierre Le Ber
Pierre Le Ber, painter (bap at Montréal 11 Aug 1669; d at Pointe-St-Charles, near Montréal 1 Oct 1707). It is not known where Le Ber studied painting, but his family's position and fortune enabled him to found the Hôpital Général of Montréal with François Charon in 1692 and set up his studio in this building.
His best-known work is the portrait of Ste Marguerite BOURGEOYS (1700). From 1697 until his death, he worked on decorating the chapel of Ste-Anne at Pointe-St-Charles. Of his many paintings for churches, only the 3 of St Theresa, St Alphonsus Rodriguez and St Charles Borromée are known. The inventory made of Le Ber's studio after his death suggests substantial artistic output since it lists a quantity of art supplies as well as 12 canvases.