Artist Profiles

Artist profile: Huguette Caland

Rawaa Talass
2 February 2024

“I love every minute of my life. . . I squeeze it like an orange, and I eat the peel, because I don’t want to miss a thing.” Such free-spirited words were once spoken by the celebrated Lebanese artist Huguette Caland, who died in 2019 at the age of 88. The unconventional Caland, who was also a sculptor and designer with a career lasting for five decades, pushed boundaries with her sensual paintings and personal choices, living life to the fullest.