About the Author
Howard Greenfeld is the author of three acclaimed biographies–of Puccini, Caruso, and the art collector Albert C. Barnes. Greenfeld was also the founder of Orion Press. He lived in France and Italy for many years, where he published English-language translations of such writers as Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and Jean Piaget. There, he became friendly with Shahn in the last years of the artist’s life. As a result of this friendship, Shahn’s wife, Bernarda, herself an artist, agreed to allow Greenfeld access to her memories and mementos of Shahn. Howard Greenfeld lives in New York City.