Richard Minsky

Richard Minsky reading at a podium


Richard P. Minsky (born January 7, 1947) is an American scholar of bookbinding and a book artist. He is the founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York City.

In 1960, Minsky obtained his first printing press at the age of 13 to replace rubber stamps he had been using. In 1968, he graduated cum laude in economics from Brooklyn College. Minsky was awarded a fellowship at Brown University, where he received his master’s degree in economics. He pursued a Ph.D. at The New School for Social Research, but left after two years to pursue bookbinding, art and music. He studied bookbinding in Providence, Rhode Island with master bookbinder Daniel Gibson Knowlton, whom he met at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Brown University.

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