About the Author/Illustrator

July Birthday Party
The Author/Illustrator at a July 1977 Birthday Party.

Dorothy Thurgood Manning was born in Boston and raised on its South Shore. Her childhood home, a cradle of creativity, is pictured in the website’s logo.

Ms. Manning graduated from Stanford University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts.  She studied painting as a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Manning currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young sons.  She is a co-founder of the Alta Vista School there and was its first art teacher.

Ms. Manning's Napa Students with Examples of their Artwork.
Ms. Manning’s Napa Students with Examples of their Artwork.

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