Norman Laliberté was born in Worcester, Massachusetts of French Canadian parents. He grew up in Montréal but returned to the United States to study at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is a painter, printmaker and sculptor, and his textile works stand out for their colourful and joyful representation of themes such as love and plenty. He first achieved international recognition as the design consultant for the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair of 1964, for which he created nearly one hundred banners. Laliberté has had over 100 solo shows across America and Canada. His work can be found in over 75 major public and corporate collections, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. He has also been the author of over twenty books on many aspects of contemporary art.