A graduate of the École du meuble in 1949, Jean Cartier studied ceramic art with Pierre-Aimé Normandeau. During a stay in France (1949–51), he attended the studio of ceramicist Jean Besnard. He then became a professor at the École du meuble, the Institut des arts appliqués, and the Canadian Handicraft Guild. He also founded a studio-school that was attended by about forty students, including Jordi Bonet. In 1959, Cartier went to Sweden, where he registered at the Stockholm School of Applied Arts and visited a great number of ceramics and glassware studios and factories. He was later named senior designer at the Céramique de Beauce cooperative.
Born in Hungary in 1933, George Juhasz arrived in Canada in 1961; over his career as an illustrator, he has created numerous films, books, and artworks.
Three murals by illustrator George Juhasz and ceramist Jean Cartier tell the story of the Patriotes Revolt of 1837-1838. While the two arches over the station’s vault portray the turbulent events of the period, the central panel is dedicated to Louis-Joseph Papineau, the leader of the rebellion.