Susan Goldman Rubin grew up in the Bronx and dreamed of becoming an artist. She attended the High School of Music & Art, then graduated from Oberlin College with Honors in English. Susan illustrated her first three picture books and later turned to writing nonfiction, mainly about art. She is the author of 50 books for young people. Her award-winning titles include “Delicious: The Life & Art of Wayne Thiebaud,” “Andy Warhol: Pop Art Painter,” “WHAAM! The Art & Life of Roy Lichtenstein,” and “Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow.” Publications in 2011 were “Music Was IT: Young Leonard Bernstein,” “Wideness & Wonder: The Art of Georgia O’Keeffe,” and “Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto.”
Most recently Susan has created art board books for very young children. The Modern Masters series includes “Counting with Wayne Thiebaud,” “Andy Warhol’s Colors,” and “Matisse Dance With Joy.”
Susan has also explored Judaica themes in “The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth.” She coauthored “The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin,” with Ela Weissberger, a survivor of Terzin and the Holocaust.
Susan lives in Malibu, California, and has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program for 20 years. She is also on the permanent faculty of the Pacific Northwest Children’s Book Conference sponsored by Portland State University. She has given talks at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Massachusetts; and DIA Beacon in New York.