Barbara Holdridge

New York City, New York
Father Herbert Lawrence Cohen
Mother Bertha Gold Cohen
Spouse Lawrence B. Holdridge

Diana Holdridge

Eleanor Holdridge

Siblings Dr. Gloria Cohen
Education AB Hunter College, NYC 1950

1952-1975 Caedmon

1978-2003 Stemmer House Publishers


Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Baltimore Board of Directors

National Women's Hall of Fame Lifetime Member

Horticultural Society of Maryland, member


1962 Shakespeare Festival Award

1972 Hunter College Hall of Fame

1972 New York City Certificate of Appreciation

1991 Peabody Institutional Award

2001 Audio Publishers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

2001 National Women's Hall of Fame

2004 Baltimore Sun Large Garden Runner-up Award

2007 Baltimore County Historical Trust Preservation Project Award

2011 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame


Ammi Phillips: Portrait Painter, 1788-1865

"Ammi Phillips: Limner Extraordinary"

Aubrey Beardsley Designs from "The Age of Chivalry"

The Chinese Cut-Out Design Book: Designs of Costumes

articles on American painter Ammi Phillips

Interests and Hobbies

gardens and gardening




landscape design


Societal Contributions

Cofounder Caedmon

Initiating the spoken-word revolution and industry

Co-discoverer of Ammi Phillips, now acknowledged as one of the masters of American portraiture

Additional Comments Currently writing a memoir