An eminent art historian and the former chief curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Roald Nasgaard is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Mystic North, Abstract Painting in Canada, and The Automatiste Revolution. He lives in Toronto. Michel Martin was the curator of contemporary art at the Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec from 1978 to 2008. He lives in Montreal.
Praise for The Automatiste Revolution: "The Automatiste Revolution should become a mainstay ... not only of the movement, but also of mid-20th-century painting." -- Canadian Art Magazine Praise for Abstract Painting in Canada: "Thoroughly researched, highly readable and filled with top-notch illustrations, Nasgaard's book firmly establishes a historical canon and set a new standard for Canadian art publishing." -- Canadian Art Magazine