The Easel

Huguette Caland: A Movement of Her Own

In 1970 Caland “bolted”, leaving her young family and Beirut to pursue art in Paris. The art she produced was as uninhibited as her life choices. She ranged across painting, sculpture and textiles, developing a voluptuous, “decidedly feminist” style. Discovered almost by accident in a Paris group show, she had her first solo museum exhibition in 2019, the year of her death.