Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. As a young woman, she studied painting and drawing and began to show her work in galleries. She has written art books for children of all ages, including middle grade biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Wayne Thiebaud, and a series of board books published by Chronicle. Her books for other publishers include biographies of Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas, and Andy Warhol. Now she lives in Malibu, California.