The artist, Rita Letendre was born in Drummondville, Quebec in 1928, but moved with her parents to Montreal in 1941. Beginning her career as an artist during the 1950’s and early 1960’s in Montreal, she participated in the Automatiste movement and painted with that intuitive strategy. She eventually became a leading exponent of the abstract colorist movement. Over time, her work has evolved through various media, from brush to spatula, pastel, silkscreen, airbrush and back to pastel. Having participated in more than 65 solo exhibitions, her work encompasses monumental murals as large as 60 feet by 60 feet, down to the smallest silkscreen work.