June Leaf was born in Chicago in 1929 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the New Bauhaus Institute of Design. In 1960, she moved to New York City and married Joel Press, a jazz musician. Nine years later, she met and married Robert Frank. In 1969 Leaf and Frank began splitting their time between New York and Mabou, Nova Scotia. Leaf’s drawings, paintings and sculptures have been widely collected and are in many museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago and Smithsonian American Art Museum.