Stunning Painted Glass Mural by Frederic Back


Acclaimed around the world, the works of Frederic Back never fail to impress and this privately commissioned 10’ x 10’ art glass mural is no exception.

It was designed in 1963 by Back who became one of Canada’s most celebrated artist and director of short animated films. ⁠Nominated for four Academy Awards, winning two for his 1981 film ‘Crac’ and the 1987 film ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’. The mural was commissioned for the Motel Deville, Ottawa, as it was known at the time, and presently as the Concord Motel.

⁠This rich mosaic features a stunning boreal forest, home to the first nation’s people, at the time of first contact with a European sailing ship. The installation in a steel frame measuring 10’ x 10’, was made up of 25 individual panels, each with painted and engraved detail, layered to create a rich mosaic of colour and texture.⁠

The owners, the Malouf family of Ottawa are pleased to offer this magnificent artwork for sale. ⁠Contact us at 613-722-4852 or for inquiries related to this piece.

Frederic Back also created a massive art glass mural, with the same technique, at the Place-des-Arts Metro station in Montreal, which to this day, continues to showcase the artist’s creative genius. Back went on to receive the National Order of Quebec (1989), the Order of Canada (1990) and a Gov. General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement (1994).⁠

Photo of Place-des-Arts Metro station in Montreal from STM

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