Valerie Mendelson is a painter and art historian living in New York. She has published and presented papers on late nineteenth century collectors among other topics. Her work has been shown in at the Westbeth Gallery, The Jeffrey Leder Gallery, the Laurel Tracey Gallery and the Painting Center among other venues. Her articles have been published by Bloomsbury Press, Antipodes, Open Library for the Humanities and the International Journal of the Book.