McGill (Maurice Savoie)

Maurice Savoie

Murals (1966)

Terra cotta
Location: south mezzanine

Originally sponsored by Eaton’s, terra cotta murals adorn the walls and two columns of the entrance to the former department store. This creation by Maurice Savoie features stylized natural forms such as animals, flowers, and leaves.

Did you know?

The terra cotta blocks were produced and sculpted on site at the Saint-Laurent brickworks in La Prairie.

About the artist

Born in Sherbrooke, Maurice Savoie (1930-2013) has been described as a “poet of ceramic” for his talents as a ceramist and muralist. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the Order of Canada, he received the prestigious Prix Paul-Émile Borduas in 2004.

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