Laurie Lisle


The only biography of this extraordinary and enigmatic American sculptor
The best-selling biography of one of America's most admired painters
A book that offers people without children the life-affirming story of themselves
A modern pastoral about transforming a bare backyard into a mature garden
A vivid history of a wonderful school for teenage girls from all over the world


After writing two biographies and three other non-fiction books of a more personal nature, I am now working on a memoir about becoming a writer based on extensive journals that I have been keeping since my college days.

I'm pleased that four of my five books are now available in ebook editions.

More than three decades after the first publication of Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, it is now available in a new enhanced ebook edition with photographs of the artist taken by her husband Alfred Stieglitz.

My biography of sculptor Louise Nevelson, Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life, has recently been released in a revised ebook edition with a new cover with a photograph by Richard Avedon. A new revised print edition will soon be released.

Without Child: Challenging the Stigma of Childlessness has been released as an ebook and a new print edition with a photograph of a lily from my garden on the covers.

Westover: Giving Girls a Place of Their Own, is available in both paper and a ebook editions.

Now I am working on an ebook edition of Four Tenths of an Acre: Reflections on a Gardening Life, which will contain photographs of my garden.

Besides writing books, I have published personal essays, book reviews, and articles in journals, newspapers, and books, including Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, The Journal of the Southwest, and From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O'Keeffe as Icon.

I live with my husband, artist Robert Kipniss, in Westchester County, New York and in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

My literary agent is Charlotte Sheedy at the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. She may be reached at 212-780-9800 or at charlotte@​