Monica Bohm-Duchen (MA Courtauld Institute) is a London-based freelance writer, lecturer & exhibition organizer. She has worked for the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute of Art; and contributed to magazines such as Flash Art, RA Magazine, Art Monthly, Modern Painters, The Jewish Quarterly &Jewish Renaissance. She curated After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (1995) and co-curated Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art (1996-7) and Life? or Theatre? The Work of Charlotte Salomon (1998). Books she has written include Understanding Modern Art (1991); Chagall (1998) and The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001). Reading Charlotte Salomon, co-edited by her, has just been published by Cornell University Press, and she has recently been commissioned by Lund Humphries to write a monograph on Josef Herman.