Joseph Montague was thirteen when he built a kiln in his backyard and became very skilled at ceramic art. His Fountain of Time is a living testament to his creative talent. The large water wall in the foyer of Vancouver’s Library Square was the first work completed under Vancouver’s public art competition.
In 1979 Joseph moved to New York to continue studying printmaking, and was employed as Assistant to the Director at Pratt Graphics Center. Later he worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and at Watanabe Studio Ltd., printing for artists such as Sol Lewitt.
His art has been shown in Canada, the United States, Japan and Sweden and he has taught ceramics, drawing, painting and printmaking in New York, Italy, Morocco and Vancouver.
Recently, Joseph has received private commissions and has worked in the motion picture industry as a scenic painter. In 2009 he collaborated as graphic designer on the CD Amchitka, the 1970’s concert that launched Greenpeace featuring Joni Mitchell.