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.