Ed Heins received his undergraduate degree from Cooper Union and his graduate degree from The New York Academy. He has worked as a calligrapher, illustrator, and teacher, and as a stained glass restorer. He taught studio arts at St. John’s University in Queens, NY for ten years before transitioning to period furniture conservation. He has illustrated several children’s books, helped restore stained glass windows throughout the New York metropolitan area, and has conserved furniture for major museum collections including The Metropolitan Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The Morris-Jumel Mansion, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, and numerous private collections. He is the recipient of a NewYork Foundation for the Arts grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a Heliker-Lahotan artist residency in Maine.