Michael Peppiatt has spent his professional life with many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His close friendships and frequent studio visits with Dubuffet, Sonia Delaunay, Balthus, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Tàpies, Claes Oldenburg, Brassaï and Cartier-Bresson, among many others, have produced an extraordinary range of revealing interviews which combine to give a unique perspective on art from the Second World War to the present day. He began his career as an art critic in London and Paris in the 1960s and eventually became editor and publisher of Art International magazine. In addition to curating numerous exhibitions worldwide, he is the author of The School of London (1987), Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma (1997), Alberto Giacometti in Postwar Paris (2001), Vincent van Gogh (2003), Christian Schad (2003), Francis Bacon in the 1950s (2006), Jean Dubuffet (2006), Francis Bacon: Studies for a Portrait (2008), Caravaggio/Bacon (2009), In Giacometti's Studio (2010), and Interviews with Artists 1966-2012 (2012). He is currently curating a Miró exhibition for Germany and writing the first of several memoirs.
A Minnesota native, Jane A. Peterson is a Singapore-based journalist who writes for the Financial Times and other publications around the world. Peterson spent her formative years in broadcasting as a CNN business news presenter in London, a CNBC News correspondent in Washington, D.C., an NBC News correspondent covering the American Southwest, and a correspondent for Deutsche Welle in Cologne. She holds a law and diplomacy masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a degree in journalism and political science from the University of Minnesota.