About the Author

Dr. Steven Watson is an independent scholar and a cultural historian who is particularly interested in the dynamics of the twentieth century American avant-garde, has written a series of books about key circles of the twentieth century:
Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde,
The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters, 1944 - 1960,
Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism,
Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties.