Best known as a painter and engraver, Robert Savoie attended the Institut des arts plastiques, the École des Beaux-arts de Montréal, London’s Chelsea School of Art (now the Chelsea College of Art and Design) and Atelier 17 in Paris. He later completed internships in Scandinavia and Japan before teaching at the École des beaux-arts from 1968 to 1970. His works for the integration of art into architecture include Kawari Kabuto at Montreal’s Square-Victoria subway station (1966), Deux reliefs at Maison Radio-Canada (1970) and Sans titres at the Adélard-Berger library in Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu (1982).
Robert Savoie, Kawari Kabuto, 1987. Acier Corten. Station de métro Square-Victoria, Montréal. Photo: Alexandre Nunes.