In this church, the great Florentine artist Guido Nincheri coordinated a remarkable decorative program with the existing architecture to create a Montreal masterpiece.
Nincheri’s frescoes, stained glass windows, stonework, woodcarving and bronzework were created between 1928 and 1944. The magnificent atmosphere has rarely been equalled in Canada.
Located in the Westmount district of Montreal Église Saint-Léon de Westmount is a Catholic church built 1901 to 1903. It was designed by the respected Montreal architect Georges-Alphonse Monette and decorated by Nincheri, using the wet plaster buon fresco technique; and some of his most brilliant stained glass.
Designed in the Romanesque Revival style and featuring an Italianate façade, the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1997.
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