Dorothy & Herbert
An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art


A picture book biography about an ordinary New York City couple and their extraordinary collection of art.

In the heart of Manhattan lived a librarian and a postal clerk who loved art so much that they collected it. Over the years, Dorothy and Herbert brought home hundreds of works of art—from little-known SoHo artists to luminaries such as Chuck Close and Christo and Jeanne-Claude—to their small, empty-walled apartment, much to the curiosity and delight of their eight cats and tank of fish. Their passion for art and support of artists was so impressive, Dorothy and Herbert became famous themselves. And when they gifted their extraordinary collection to the National Gallery of Art, their art became ours, inspiring new generations of artists.

SKU: 978-1-951836-21-4 Category:

Author's Bio

Children’s book author Jackie Azúa Kramer lives with her family and her collection of tiny pigs in Long Island, New York. She is also the author, with her son Jonah, of the forthcoming book Manolo and the Unicorn, to be published by Cameron Kids.

Julia Breckenreid is an award-winning and widely published fine artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times and Illustoria magazine. This is her first book for Cameron Kids. She lives in Toronto.

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Written By

Jackie Azúa Kramer

Illustrations By

Julia Breckenreid

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An Ordinary Couple and Their Extraordinary Collection of Art”

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