Marjorie Price has been a painter all her life. She was bornin Chicago, graduated from Stanford University in speechand drama, and studied painting at the San Francisco ArtLeague and the Chicago Art Institute. In 1960 she left forFrance, where she created an art center and dedicated herselfto painting. In 1970 she moved to Italy with her daughter,Danielle, and settled in Rome. She exhibited her work ingalleries, and her graphics are represented in the permanentcollection at the National Museum of Copper Etching inRome. Returning to the United States in the late 1970s, sheworked in television and as a graphic designer, and has writtenseveral children’s books. She currently lives in New YorkCity and continues to paint and show her work in galleries.A Gift from Brittany is her first work of nonfiction.