About the Author
Larry Stanfel, PhD, is the foremost expert on artist-poet Helen West Heller and the author of the only comprehensive biography about her life: Uncompromising Souls: The Lives and Work of Artist Helen West Heller and Husband Roger. In 2016 he will co-curate a Heller exhibit at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas, titled Helen West Heller: The Art of a Prairie Child.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Dr. Stanfel has published approximately eighty articles, most of which were peer reviewed and single-authored, along with four other books. A valued consultant in government and private sectors, he has earned two postdoctoral fellowships for research abroad and has spoken and lectured in countries around the world, including Japan, Sweden, China, Israel, Argentina, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Currently Dr. Stanfel lives with his wife Jane on a small ranch near Roundup, Montana.