Frederic Back is active/lives in Quebec / Canada, Germany. Frederic Back is known for animation, children's book illustration, stained glass mural, teaching.
Biography Frederic Back
Born in Saarbrücken, The Territory of the Saar Basin, Germany, Frederick Back emigrated to Canada in 1948. He began teaching at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and then in 1952, he joined the graphics department of Radio-Canada and has remained there since.
He created a massive stained glass mural entitled L'histoire de la musique à Montréal (history of music in Montreal) at the Place-des-Arts Metro station in Montreal. Unveiled on December 20, 1967, this stained glass was the first work of art to be commissioned for the Montreal metro system.
He was nominated for a 1989 Governor General's Awards in the Children's Literature - Illustration category for L'Homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man Who Pl
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