A native of Toronto, Neddeau graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1937, where he had studied under J.W. Beatty and Franklin Carmichael. Prior to World War II, he worked as a commercial artist and art director, after which he joined the air force and later the army as a combat soldier. His first one-man shows were in Toronto at Woodsworth House in 1954 and Upstairs Gallery in 1960. He has since participated in many group shows and travelling exhibitions in Canada and the United States, and has an annual one-man show. His work consists mainly of figure and landscape paintings, in oil and water colour, which show fine draughtsmanship, a dependence on line and a concentration on the emotional quality of a subject. He also does graphic work and ceramic sculpture. Neddeau is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Canadian Guild of Potters, Philadelphia Water Colour Society, Arts and Letters Club and a Fellow with the International Institute of Arts and Letters. He is a teacher with the Central Technical School Art Department in Toronto.
Observer, Dryden, Ont., Apr. 25, 1963 “Many Attend Art Showing” by E. Underhill
Document from artist, Oct. 1960
NGC Info. Form, 1960
Excerpted from A Dictionary of Canadian Artists. Colin S. MacDonald. Vol .5 pp. 1982