Name: Grace C. Hertlein
Country of Origin: US
Grace C. Hertlein began to work as an artist in the mid 1940s, showing her work in individual exhibitions from 1959. As a friend of the chief editor and co-publisher of the magazine Computers and Automation, she played a decisive part in the concept for the Computer Art Contest, the winner of which was presented on the cover of each year’s August edition.
When teaching, she introduced IT specialists to Computer Art, while also making artists aware of computer programmes. Hertlein regards this interdisciplinary approach as extremely productive, but she found it difficult to realise initially, in face of opposition.