Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer, and curator. He has served as the director at major art museums, including the Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Appleton Museum of Art, Florida. He is the author of numerous books and catalogues. Spalding was president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2007–10), recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board of Governors Alumni Award of Excellence (1992), and awarded the Order of Canada (2007) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He is the senior curator at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.