Grace Hartigan, born in Newark, New Jersey, moved to New York City and later to Maryland. Since 1962, Hartigan has mentored young artists at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Her works have been exhibited at The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Birmingham Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., The Ball State Museum of Art in Indiana, and at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Hartigan’s works were also included in the New American Painting exhibition that toured Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, London, Madrid, Milan, and Paris.