Monica Bohm-Duchen (MA Courtauld Institute) is a London-based freelance writer, lecturer and exhibition organizer with a special interest in issues of Jewish identity in modern art. She has worked for the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Courtauld Institute of Art; and contributed to magazines such as Flash Art, RA Magazine, Art Monthly, Modern Painters and The Jewish Quarterly. She curated After Auschwitz: Responses to the Holocaust in Contemporary Art (1995) and co-curated Rubies and Rebels: Jewish Female Identity in Contemporary British Art (1996–1997) and Life? or Theatre? The Work of Charlotte Salomon (1998). Books she has written include Understanding Modern Art (1991), The Nude (1992); Chagall (1998) and The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001).