Louis-Gilles Doyon, known as Frédéric, was born in 1938 in Scotstown. At the age of 15, he left his family nest to study at the Saint-Charles-Borromée Seminary in Sherbrooke before continuing his studies in arts at Church Point University in Nova Scotia. After graduating, he returned to Montreal to begin a career in singing, acting, and painting. Throughout his life, Frédéric accumulated valuable contracts that helped him build a solid and flattering reputation. In 1973, he created the Benson & Hedge Mustache Show in Scotstown. Participating in cultural committees and traveling to schools to share his knowledge of color, Frederic was instrumental in sparking an artistic note in the area!
Today, Americans, Canadians, and Europeans share the scholar's works and collections. On the 2nd floor of the city hall, now accessible to visitors from the region, it is possible to come and contemplate several large-scale frescoes that he painted. Comic point: in 1975, the artist was honored with the prize for the most beautiful mustache in Quebec, in keeping with his eccentricity and picturesque personality!
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*Source: Ouellet, C. (2021). Frédéric le peintre Scotstownois, L'Évènement Scotstown et Hampden, 33(3), 7.
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