Artist Norman Laliberte was born of French-Canadian parents in Massachusetts in the United States. He was trained in Canada at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and late studied at the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago where he earned a B.S. and M.S in Art Education. Following a Fellowiship from Cranbrook Academy of Arts, he studied printmaking at the Guilde Graphique in Montreal and at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris. His academic appointments include the Kansas City Art Institute, Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and the Rhode Island School of Design and numerous guest seminars and workshops.
He is internationally recognized, particularly for his work with the Vatican Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in New York, where the work above formed part of a set of textile works representing the Holy See. Following this significant commission, Laliberte has received numerous other commissions, including the National Art Center of Ottawa, the New York Bar Association, the National Ballet of Canada, the Chicago Lyric Opera, Unicef, Citicorp, the Field Museum of Natural History, Standard Oil, Container Corporation of America, University Hospital in Cleveland, Logan International Airport in Boston, Dana Faber Cancer Institute in Boston, New York Bar Association, Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago, McGill University, Boston's 350th Anniversary Celebration and First Night, and Alcan Corporation.
Retrospective exhibits have been held at the Chicago Public Library, the Art Institute of Boston, the Butler Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum of Art and the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. Also, a documentary film was produced about the artist by the National Film Board of Canada. Articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspaper regarding his work. He is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorate Degrees. His work is represented in well over 150 galleries around the world and in numerous private collections, as well as many corporations and institutions in the United States and Canada. UNCA is fortunate to have this work which is one of the several pieces of art that launched Laliberte as an internationally prominent artist.
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