Dr Judith E. Stein is a writer and curator specialising in post-war American art. Her biography, Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016) earned the Athenaeum Literary Award. Her exhibitions for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts include The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism, and I Tell My Heart, The Art of Horace Pippin. A long-time contributor to Art in America, she is a former arts reviewer for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air.
She is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in literary nonfiction, a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship, Marfa, TX.