Histoire de la musique à Montréal (1967)
Painted glass and wrought iron
Gift of Steinberg’s Limited
Restored with the financial support of the ministère des Transports du Québec
Location: east mezzanine
This painted glass mural is an homage to the history of music in Montréal, from the time of Jacques Cartier to the contemporary era. Numerous prominent historical figures are represented, such as Calixa Lavallée, Guillaume Couture, Alexis Contant, and Emma Lajeunesse (Dame Emma Albani).
Did you know?
This work by Frédéric Back was the first work of art to be installed in the Montréal métro after its inauguration on October 14, 1966.
About the artist
Born in Sarrbrücken, Germany, illustrator Frédéric Back (1924-2013) is renowned worldwide for his animated films. He has received numerous honours and prizes, including two Oscars: one in 1982 for Crac! and the second in 1987 for L’homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man who Planted Trees).