Frederick Ted Castle, was a native to Lockport, New York, 20 miles from Niagara Falls. Castle attended the Columbia University School of Journalism and in the early 1960’s worked for The New York Times Magazine, until a newspaper strike in 1963, when he began to write his novel Anticipation. Completed in 1966 but not published until 1984, the novel was described by Castle’s publisher, Bruce McPherson, as “an unholy marriage of Gertrude Stein and James Joyce.”
A lifelong affinity for art and artists, as well as an experience in which Andy Warhol was a passenger in the taxicab he was driving in 1967, led to his career as a writer about painting, sculpture and performance in most of the world's arcane art journals. Mr. Castle died on May 16, 2006.