Esther Wertheimer attended the École du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (1958-1963), the International Academy in Austria (1966) and the Académie di Bella Arte in Florence (1967-1868). She later completed a BA at Montreal’s Loyola College (1973), where she brought about the establishment of the Faculty of Fine Arts, and an MA at Goddard College in Vermont (1974-1975). She has received numerous scholarships both in Quebec and abroad, and her work has been shown in North America, Europe and Asia. Wertheimer’s pieces comprise bronze portraits of artists and poets, as well as of politicians such as Pierre Elliot Trudeau and René Lévesque. She also creates stylized, willowy sculptures on a monumental scale for permanent display in public squares, notably in Italy, China and Japan. Wertheimer regularly exhibits her current work in Florida, where she has been living for about ten years.