Baron Byng High School, from1922 through the 1970's was a beloved institution that spawned some of the greatest minds and most brilliant achievers that Montreal can boast,the stuff of dreams and nostalgic memories,thinly disguised as "Fletchers Field High" in Mordecai Richlers novel, Duddy Kravitz, a beacon of learning in a plain brick building,my alma mater,and that of my mother and uncle as well. Located at 4251 St. Urbain Street, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, it was named after war hero and Governor General, Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, Today the school is home to the non-profit community organization Sun Youth (Jeunesse au soleil).
I am a painter, a story teller in oils on canvas,an art educator,a proud graduate of Byng in 1965, then Ecole Des Beaux Arts and McGill, who for over 40 years has documented and archived the streets,shops and landmarks of Montreal. I pay hommage to my beloved school, to Francis Katz my English Teacher who thought I was a pretty good writer!!

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CAROLE SPANDAU is a CANADIAN FINE ARTIST,specializing in MONTREAL STREET SCENE PAINTINGS, QUEBEC LANDSCAPES, URBAN CITY SCENES, HOCKEY ART, AND CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS. GRADUATE of ECOLE DES BEAUX ARTS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE; MCGILL UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF ART EDUCATION; CONCORDIA GRADUATE STUDIES ART HISTORY. Represented in Montreal by GALERIE ATELIER TOILE ETOILE, contact G.Venditti Artist rep at 514-486-0731 Carole Spandau was recently honored by CTV NEWS NET featuring her delightful paintings of Montreal street scenes. The interview aired repeatedly, coast to coast across Canada, resulting in a flood of new-client requests for her beautiful paintings of Montreal's magnificent winding staircases, nostalgic scenes of children playing hockey and popular Montreal landmarks.. She studied painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and was mentored by Arthur Lismer founder of Canada's Group of Seven,her use of bold brushwork and expressive color came at an early age, and is the signature trademark appeal of her highly coveted paintings. Her beautifully detailed oils capture the color,ambiance,joie de vivre, excitement and flavor of some of North America's great cities.Montreal comes to life on her canvases. She is currently listed with the Magazin'art Biennial Guide to Canadian Artists in Galleries.Through the years, Carole has exhibited her works in numerous galleries. Carole's work can be found both in private and in corporate collections throughout the world. All paintings are fully copyrighted by the artist Carole Spandau in accordance with U.S.and Canadian and International Law 2012 For more information please contact me at: To see more paintings or to purchase prints and cards please go to: