MONTREAL: Frédéric Back Exhibit

The Man Who Planted Trees

Montreal folks have been getting some awesome animation exhibits lately. Philip Street writes about one that he saw recently:

Brew readers might want to know that even though the Disney exhibit at the Montreal Musée des Beaux Arts closes this weekend, there is another exhibit just down the street in the Loto Quebec building (500 Sherbrooke St West) featuring the work of Frédéric Back. Sketches and gouache paintings from the ’40s and ’50s, as well as storyboards and production art from several films, are on show on the main floor until August 5. Amazing and inspirational stuff.

Frédéric Back also has an impressive new website at FredericBack.com.


  • http://borishiestand.blogspot.com Boris Hiestand

    What a nice image- ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’ isn’t it?
    Back is an inspiration.

  • http://www.fpsmagazine.com Kino Kid

    It is a very nice exhibition, but it is not very prominent when you get there. Still a treat.

  • http://roberttheanderson.blogspot.com/ Robert A.

    I would so love to go. The man who planted trees was a huge inspiration for me when I first saw it back in 88. I watched it recently with my three kids and when it was over they all looked at me and said ” Daddy, why are you crying?” Still gets me.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    > I would so love to go. The man who planted trees was a huge inspiration for me when I first saw it back in 88. I watched it recently with my three kids and when it was over they all looked at me and said � Daddy, why are you crying?� Still gets me.

    Often I do the same whenever I watch one of Back’s films as well. There’s brilliance and heart to be found in every drawing!