Linda Cateurawas a literary editor ofHarper's Bazaarfor seven years, an associate editor ofWoman's Day,and a freelance book reviewer forThe New York TimesandSaturday Review.She has studied at The New School, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Art Students League, where she attended David A. Leffel's classes. It was there that she wrote the notes that form the basis of this book. David A. Leffelwas born in New York City and gives workshops and demonstrations throughout the nation. His work hangs in both private and public collections, including the J.B. Speed art museum in Louisville, Kentucky, and his ideas and paintings also have been featured in many publications.