Born: 1936, Rostock, Germany
After studying at the Freie Akademie der Künste in Hamburg, Peter Gnass immigrated to Canada in 1957, with only a few dollars and scarcely any French. Nevertheless, he completed his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and was later hired as a set designer at CBC alongside Nicolas Sollogoub and Frédéric Back. He participated in Expo 67, where he attracted the attention of Jean Dumontier, who would later become the director of architecture for the BTM, and who introduced him to the architects of LaSalle metro. Gnass has long worked with metal sculpture and landscape integration, but is now concentrating on neon.