What I Saw

The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Leonid Molodozhanyn, Leo Mol, (January 15, 1915 – July 4, 2009) was a stained glass artist, painter and sculptor. Leo learned the art of ceramics in his father’s pottery workshop. He studied sculpture at the  Leningrad Academy of Arts for four year in the late 1930’s. Leo and his wife, Margareth , emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1949, he held his first ceramics exhibition in Winnipeg. More than three hundred of Leo’s swords are displayed in the 1.2 hectare Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park which comprises a gallery, a renovated studio, and an outdoor display.  The garden opened in June 1992, Leo donated over 200 sculptures to the city of Winnipeg. Leo was 94 when he died in Winnipeg, July 4, 2009.

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