Yvonne Canu was born on November 9, 1921 in Meknes, Morocco. She is considered a member of the Neo-Impressionism, who used the techniques of pointillism. She is also known for her landscape paintings. Canu studied at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and also attended Acdemie de la Grand Chaumiere with Ossip Zadkine. She passed away in 2008.