(b L'Ancienne-Lorette, nr. Quebec City, 29 Feb. 1804; d Pointe-aux-Trembles [now Neuville], nr. Quebec City, 4 Sept. 1895).
Canadian painter of portraits, religious subjects, and figure compositions, active mainly in Quebec. He was one of the first Canadians to study in France after Quebec was ceded to Britain in 1763, training in Paris, 1826–30. His portraits, which are his best work, are painted in an austerely classical style. He also executed numerous church commissions in Quebec.