Born in Poland in 1904, Louis Muhlstock's family settled in Canada in 1911. Considered to be one of Canada's finest draughtsmen, he studied art under William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal and under Morrice Cullen at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1928 he sailed for France where he studied for four years under Louis-Francois Biloul. Upon returning to Montreal during the depression in 1931 he began his lifelong interest in drawing people, often the disenfranchised, the poor, the hungry lined up at soup kitchens became his real life models. He died in 2001, a well respected artist whose works can be found in most Canadian Museums and many International ones as well.