Norman Laliberté’s work is marked by vibrant colour schemes, whimsical figures and forms and a fantastical Chagall-like approach to painting his subject matter.
Laliberté’s work has been distinguished by an unusual imagination and vitality, and he has won recognition as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer. His work is marked by vibrant colour schemes, whimsical figures and forms and a fantastical Chagall-like approach to painting his subject matter.
He has achieved a multi-faceted career, exhibiting extensively at museums and public institutions in the United States and Canada, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Examples of his banners, paintings, sculpture and murals are represented in the permanent collections of many prominent public and corporate institutions and private art collectors.
Norman Laliberté was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, of French-Canadian parents, but grew up in Montreal. He returned to the US to complete his education in Chicago. Through his teaching and art practice, he has received a number of honorary doctorates in recognition of his vast contribution and dedication to the arts.