Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Keith Recker boomeranged back to Pittsburgh after 30 years in New York, Rome, San Francisco and elsewhere. During that time, he was VP of home furnishings at Gump’s San Francisco, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue; he wrote The Twentieth Century in Color (Chronicle Books, 2012), True Colors: World Masters of Natural Dyes and Pigments (Schiffer Books, revised second edition, September 2020) and Deep Color: The Shades That Shape Our Souls (Schiffer Books, October 2022); ; provided color intelligence to industry leaders Pantone, WGSN, Stylus, and others; and worked in artisan business development in almost 60 countries.