Jordi Bonet was born May 7, 1932, in Barcelona. As a child, he lost his right arm in an accident. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, then immigrated to Canada in 1954. Bonet, a designer, ceramicist, muralist, and sculptor, was one of the great Québec artists of the second half of the twentieth century. He produced more than 100 murals in Québec and abroad, including his masterpieces at the Grand Théâtre de Québec, Place des Arts, and the Pie-IX metro station. His works are in Québec museum collections. He died on December 25, 1979, in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.