Bringing Montreal’s History to Life

Citizen Sketcher

This year is both Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary, and as such, I recently had a small part to play in the Pointe-à-Callière Museum’s exhibit on the archaeological excavation of the first Fort Montreal, which was a very small stockade, right where the Pointe museum is today.

I myself have not seen how these drawings got used, but I hope you’ll see a few of them on the panels in the future exhibition.

This was the second set of illustrations I’ve done on Quebec history. A few years ago I contributed to a book covering pre-historic Quebec, up to first contact by Jacques Cartier.

This time, I was tasked to visualize some of the people involved in our first footfall on the island. I did paint some backgrounds for these, but I prefer the characters without.

Here we see our colonial leaders, the soldier Paul de Chomedey –…

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