Catherine de Duve is an art historian and painter who worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. This was a rich and rewarding experience as she lead children's workshops, guided tours and various conferences. She designed her first interactive work for children in 1999, a review of James Ensor. She went on as an editor and author to pursue children's art publishing in 2000. Catherine de Duve has written more than thirty books of children's art for Kate'Art Editions, Alice Edition (Brussels), Hatier (Paris) and The Birdcage (USA).