Paris-born Lilianne Milgrom holds dual US and Australian citizenship. She is an award-winning artist, blogger and published writer on the arts. She holds two graduate degrees from Melbourne University and an Associate Art degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She currently lives in the greater Washington DC area with her husband. Her children are grown and exploring the world, each in their own way. Lilianne is the first to admit that she has developed an obsession for Gustave Courbet. Her intimate experience with L'Origine du monde inspired her to tell the story of the painting's remarkable clandestine journey and the eccentric cast of characters whose paths it crossed over the centuries. Her newly agented book L'Origine is now in the market for the perfect publishing home.