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CALAND Huguette

CALAND Huguette

Huguette El Khoury Caland was born in Beirut in 1931. She is the daughter of the first Lebanese president after the independance, Bechara El-Khoury. She started learning painting with Manetti in 1947. In the 50’s, she got married and then she had 3 children. She began the first prototypes of her embroidered and hand-painted gowns in 1964. She studied art at the American University of Beirut from 1964 to 1968 with John Carswell and Arthur Frick. She was one the founder of In’ach, a Lebanese NGO that works for the rights of Palestinians refugees in Lebanon. In 1970, she had her first solo show at Dar El Fan and started taking part in many collective exhibitions around the world with other Lebanese painters such as Helen Khal. That same year, she moved to live and work in Paris where she was also part of many group exhibitions. Huguette Caland designed a line of Clothing for Pierre Cardin in 1978. She lived and worked in New York for one year (1981-2). She then returned to Paris in 1983 where she worked with Romanian sculptor George Apostu on a series of stone, wood and terra cotta sculptures. Caland moved from Paris to Los Angeles in 1988, where she presently lives and works. Since 1993, she has been exhibited at the Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Beirut where her work is permanently on display. Her artwork has also been shown at the Delta Gallery in Rome, at Tokyo’s Museum of Modern Art, the Faris Gallery in Paris, the Monaco Art Center in Monte Carlo, Joan Miro Foundation in Barcelona and the International Biennale of Venice in Italy. She also participated in Europ’Art (Geneva), Start’Art (Strasbourg) and the "Brushes for Feathers" exhibition organized by Janine Rubeiz Gallery for the benefit of the Lebanese Foundation of the National Library in 2005. Her work was sold during many Auction Sales organized by Christie’s in Dubai; as well as at Sotheby’s in London. Her works were present with Galerie Janine Rubeiz inArt Paris Abu-Dhabi in November 2007 and Art Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art since 2009. Caland has exhibited in the galleries and institutions across the United States as early as 1970 with the Smithonian Institution in Washington DC. Caland’s work is in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris. Her work is present in numerous private collections in Lebanon, France, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

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