Susan Hallsten McGarry is an independent curator and writer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned her master's degree in art history from the University of Minnesota and served as editor-in-chief of Southwest Art magazine from 1979 to 1997. McGarry has authored more than fifteen books and catalogs on American artists and contributed to many more.
Michael Duty is the executive director of the National Center for American Western Art in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of several books on Western art and history, and has organized over fifty museum exhibitions on western art and history subjects.