Fidel Ponce Ccana was born in 1973 in Lima, Peru where he studied at the National School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1998. His academic background was influenced by well-known artists such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Da Vinci. Prominent Peruvian painters Carlos Palma, Daniel Manta and Pedro Caballero were his mentors and influenced his pictorial work and his vision of the world. Invited to exhibit his works, he immigrated to Canada in 2003 taking root in the city of Montreal. He has had more than 4 individual exhibitions in Montreal and has taken part in various symposiums, festivals and international exhibits. Fidel’s paintings can be found in many important private collections in Canada and Peru.