Huguette Caland (b. 1931 in Beirut, Lebanon) began her career by painting sensual body landscapes in Beirut in the 1960s. In the 1970s, empowered by the women’s movement, Caland moved to Paris where she continued exploring the subject of the human form. She relocated to California in the late 1980s where she created work that delved into ideas of layering and abstraction. Caland has had numerous exhibitions in locations such as the Galerie Rubeiz in Beirut, Lebanon; Lombard Freid Gallery in New York; LA Contemporary in Los Angeles, California; Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California; Samy Kinge Gallery in Paris, France; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Her work is included in both private and public collections such as LACMA, British Museum, Paris Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris Fondation Nationale d’Art Contemporain, San Diego Museum of Art, Palm Springs Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.