From the Winnipeg Free Press today:
“World famous Winnipeg sculptor Leo Mol has died at age 94. Mol died peacefully on Saturday at the Tache Centre medical facility surrounded by family and friends. Originally born Leonid Molodozhanyn in Ukraine, many of his bronze statues are known and loved by Winnipeggers and people around the world. The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden is one of the most popular features at the Assiniboine Park. He was always known as a particularly prolific artist. Some of his most famous works include likenesses of three different Popes which stand in museums in the Vatican. He also has sculptures on display on Washington’s Embassy Row.”
We have created several experiences for groups who travel to Winnipeg, looking for unique and customized programs. We had the good fortune to meet Leo personally, and had him accompany us on one of our large group programs. It was a treat. We will miss Leo. His works will continue to inspire all..