Photograph by Patrick Wirtz

Photograph by Patrick Wirtz

Jean Patterson

FOUNDER
 

Jean was born and raised in Essex, Iowa, where she spent the long winter months reading all of the books in the town library. She indulged her love for reading further with a bachelor's degree in English literature at the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude. Today she is the managing editor of the publications department at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.