Hugo Munsterberg was born in Berlin, Germany, in 1916, and came to the United States in 1935. After receiving a doctorate in art history from Harvard in 1941, he spent four years in the U.S. Army. An internationally recognized expert on Far Eastern art, Professor Munsterberg taught at Michigan State University, International Christian University (Tokyo), State University of New York -- New Paltz, Bard College, and Parsons School of Design. His many books include The Landscape Painting of China and Japan, A History of Women Artists and The Crown of Life: Artistic Creativity in Old Age. Shortly after completing final revisions to Unspoken Bequest, Hugo Munsterberg died on February 16, 1995.