All three of our contributors this month are visual artist who also write about
art: their own and that of others. Because The Art Section has regularly featured artists writing about art, we thought
it might be a good moment to examine that phenomenon in itself. Our Editor-in-Chief, Deanna Sirlin, asked Carol Diehl, a distinguished
artist and art writer (she is a Contributing Editor to Art In America, among many impressive achievements) to give
us her thoughts on what it means to be both an artist and a writer. Deanna, who is also both a writer and an artist, contributed
to the discussion, resulting in the two-part feature "The Artist/Writer Conundrum" we offer in this issue.
We round out the issue with Anna Leung's thoughts on the current exhibition
at the Courtauld Gallery in London that puts the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian into dialogue with the British Modernist Ben
Nicholson. Like Carol Diehl and Deanna Sirlin, Anna Leung brings her background as a practicing artist to bear on her work
as a writer.
I wish you a happy spring!