An Illuminated Life

by Heidi Ardizzone

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Reviews

  • @aaprocter She's amazing! I've seen this book in the gift shop at the Morgan, haven't gotten it yet, though! to Tweet

About Book

Examines the secret life of Belle de Costa Greene, who was responsible for shaping the Pierpont Morgan Library collection and who became a luminary in New York high society, describing how the daughter of free people of color invented a Portuguese grandmother to enter white society to take the art world by storm.

More Books in Biography & Autobiography