Huguette Caland

b. 1931, Beirut, Lebanon; d. 2019


Hugette Caland forged a bold artistic career, during which she developed a signature approach to linework and color, creating intricate, playful, and memory-infused paintings, drawings, sculptures, and clothing. The daughter of Lebanon’s first post-independence president, Caland moved to Paris at age 39 to pursue her goals as an artist. She later settled in Venice, California, where she lived for nearly 30 years and was part of a dynamic group of artists that included leading members of the West Coast abstraction movement. 


Caland’s art is regularly featured in solo exhibitions and in group shows all over the world and has been acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, La Bibliothèque Nationale, The British Museum, LACMA, Armand Hammer, Museum of Fine Art Houston, San Diego Museum of Art, Palm Springs Museum of Art, F. Weissman Art Foundation, as well as private collections in the United States of America, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. She studied Fine Arts at the American University of Beirut.


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