Evi Tihemets (1932) graduated from the State Art Institute in 1958 as a book designer and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. In the 1960s she took an active part in the Estonian art innovation movement, being among the first to introduce colourful abstract images into our print art. Tihemets has worked in various techniques: lithography, drypoint, soft lacquer, aquatint, etching and even carborundum printmaking. She has had many solo and group exhibitions and received prizes from print art triennials in Estonia and abroad. She has also received the Eduard Wiiralt Award (2011) and is a two-times recipient of the Kristjan Raud Prize (1992 and 2013).