École des beaux-arts de Montréal

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École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal building in 2011.

École des beaux-arts de Montréal (The School of Fine Arts in Montreal, "EBAM") was an educational institution founded in Quebec in 1922. The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society was instrumental in its creation. It now houses the Office québécois de la langue française.

Faculty of the school include Edwin Holgate as well as Academy Award-winning animator and painter Frédéric Back, who taught there briefly prior to joining Radio-Canada.[1] Alumni include Armand Vaillancourt, Paul-Émile Borduas, Pierre Granche, Kate McGarrigle, Guido Molinari and Jacques Drouin.[2]

The building was completed in 1922 as the Commercial & Technical High School, designed by Montreal architect Jean-Omer Marchand, and is located at 3450 Saint Urbain Street (at Sherbrooke Street) in Montreal.[3]

In 1969, the school was incorporated into the Family of the Arts of the University of Quebec at Montreal.


  1. ^ Hustak, Alan. "Montrealer Frédéric Back won Oscars for animated films". Globe and Mail (26 January 2014). Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Drouin, Jacques". NFB Profiles. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "FICHE DU BÂTIMENT". Grand répertoire du patrimoine bâti de Montréal. City of Montreal. Retrieved 27 January 2014.