Born in Yonkers on the outskirts of New York City, Tod Volpe was a self-made man. Graduating with honours from New York University with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, he went on to establish a re-nowned art gallery in Soho, becoming the youngest dealer since Joseph Duveen to discover lost master-pieces and bring them to the attention of the public. Treasures of the American Arts and Crafts Movement by Thames and Hudson is his pioneering work on the style he made famous. Volpe currently resides in New York where he is working on his second book, The Sandman. He plans to write, produce and con-tinue believing in the dream.