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biography of Ethel TRAPHAGEN (1882-1963)

Birth place: NYC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Designer, teacher, illustrator, writer, lecturer

Studied: CUA Sch.; NAD; ASL; NY Sch. Fine & Applied Art; Paris

Exhibited: Awards: prize, The New York Times Comp., 1913 (prize); CUA Sch. (med.); Merité Libanaise, Lebanese Govt., 1941.

Member: Am. Woman's Assn.; Nat. All. Art & Indust.

Comments: Women's clothing designer. Founder (with her husband, painter William R. Leigh), dir., Traphagen Sch. Fashion, NYC. Extensive collection of regional costumes and library of 16,000 vols. Teaching: CUA Sch.; Brooklyn Teachers Assn.; NY Univ.; etc. Pub. & ed.: Fashion Digest magazine. Auth.: Costume Design and Illustration, 1918; Fashion Work as a Career Book of Knowledge Annual, 1942. Contrib.: Professional Arts Quarterly, North American Review, & other publications.

Sources: WW59; WW47.


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