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Ethel (Leigh) Traphagen

 (1882 - 1963)
Ethel (Leigh) Traphagen was active/lived in New York.  Ethel Traphagen is known for illustration, landscape painting, fashion design.

Biography   Ethel (Leigh) Traphagen


Born in New York City, Ethel Traphagen had a distinguished career in New York state as a fashion designer and founder, with her artist-husband, William R. Leigh, of The Traphagen School of Design at 1680 Broadway in New York City. They both taught at the school, and she served as Director. 

Traphagen studied at Cooper Union Art School, the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. She wrote and illustrated books on fashion design and was a teacher at Cooper Union Art School, Brooklyn Teachers Association, and New York University. At Cooper Union, one of her students was Lee Krasner who described Traphagen in her biography:  "She had made an impact in the world of   ...  Displaying 750 of 1619 characters.

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