A couple of weeks back we were discussing statues in hockey. In relation to that article, I think this article by Ya The Habs Rule will be of interest to you.
Kevin interviewed Marc-André J Fortier, Quebec's world renowned painter and sculptor. He was commissioned by the Montreal Canadiens to create the larger than life bronze renditions of Guy Lafleur, Howie Morenz, Maurice Richard and Jean Béliveau that currently stand at Canadiens Centennial Plaza. Full Story, including audio and transcripts of the interview.