Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, artist and writer Margie Crisp got to Texas as soon as she could. After earning a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, she and her husband, artist William B. Montgomery, moved to Elgin, a small town east of Austin. A nationally exhibited artist, her work can be found in private and public collections including The Austin Museum of Art, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas; The Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, Phoenix Arts Commission Print Collection, Phoenix, Arizona; Instituto des Artes Plasticos, Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico; and the Art in Public Places Print Collection, Austin, Texas. Her first book is the award-winning River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado. Her second book, The Nueces River: Río Escondido, (with artwork by William B. Montgomery), is also published by Texas A&M University Press.