Judith E. Stein is a writer and independent curator.  Her biography-in-progress of the art dealer Richard Hu Bellamy earned a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant (2008). Among her honors is a Pew Foundation Fellowship in the Arts in literary non-fiction (1994); an Award for Best Catalogue, International Art Critics Association, American Section, for I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, (1995); and a writing residency at the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, (1999).  For the last thirty years, her features and reviews have appeared in Art in America and Art News, as well as in The New York Times Book Review, Ms., and Metropolitan Home. She is a former arts reviewer for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition.  A graduate of Barnard College, she earned a doctorate in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.