Cathy Curtis

Cathy Curtis is a former Los Angeles Times staff writer. She majored in philosophy at Smith College and earned a master’s degree in art history from the University of California, Berkeley. Curtis is a past president of Biographers International Organization. Her fifth biography, forthcoming from W. W. Norton, is Edna O’Brien: The Passionate Life of a Fearless Irish Writer.

Books in order of publication:

Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter – 2015

A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning – 2017

Alive Still: Nell Blaine, American Painter – 2019

A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick – 2021

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