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François-Édouard Meloche

  • Birth 27 Dec 1855 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 15 Aug 1914 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Burial Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Memorial ID 84141235

Painter, educator. François-Édouard Meloche had a comfortable childhood, with classical studies in Montreal and an apprenticeship in painting, sculpture, and architecture with Napoléon Bourassa. However, the lengthy illness of his father, Charles Meloche, a clock maker, led to the family depending on Édouard as their sole means of financial support. He obtained numerous jobs after class to support his family. He apprenticed under Bourassa at the same time as Louis-Philippe Hébert. Meloche participated as an apprentice in a large project, the decoration of the interior of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes in Montreal. It bolstered his professional reputation, and he became prosperous, particularly as a muralist for churches. Meloche was a prolific artist. Not only did he win competitions in Quebec; he was the recipient of a prestigious medal for his drawings and architectural plans at the 1893 Columbian exposition in Chicago. Meloche taught at the Conseil des Arts et Manufactures in Montreal from 1886 to 1899. He designed the courses himself. One of his students took over his teaching duties in December of 1899. After that, Meloche served on the council's board and inspected classes that it sponsored in Montreal. He was buried on August 17, 1914 at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


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  • Created by: Anne Philbrick
  • Added: 28 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84141235
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for François-Édouard Meloche (27 Dec 1855–15 Aug 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84141235, citing Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by Anne Philbrick (contributor 47168361) .