The Team

A dedicated, talented group with many decades of combined experience, TABF’s core team maintains the highest standards at every step of the creative process. And, works especially well when given gifts of chocolate! 

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Leslie van Breen

Executive Director

Leslie van Breen, Executive Director - one of the most highly regarded art book publishers working today. Prior to founding The Artist Book Foundation, she was publisher and executive director of Hudson Hills Press for more than a decade, upholding its tradition as a premier American publisher of fine art books. Having worked with museums across the country, Leslie has overseen the publication of over 100 titles including artist monographs, catalogues raisonnés, exhibition and collections catalogues as well as criticisms and historical surveys.

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Tim O’Connor


a retail and consumer products consultant, and graduate of Cornell University and Wharton School of Business. Tim joined in February 2017, he brings years of significant management and non-profit expertise to ensure successful development of a sustainable and well-informed path. 

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David Skolkin

Art & Design Director

An award-winning book designer and well respected production director, David has over 25 years of experience and creative knowledge having worked with major museums and art book publishers in the US and abroad.

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Deb Thompson

Senior Editor

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Irene Cole

Senior Designer

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Nicole Barone

Production Editor

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Annelies van Breen

Project & Social Media Manager


Shannon Cahill

Design Manager