Tryphena Green (Dubois) Colpetzer
(1848 - 1927)
Tryphena Green (Dubois) Colpetzer was active/lived in Nebraska. Tryphena Colpetzer is known for amateur painting and drawing, founder of Omaha Social Club.
Biography Tryphena Green (Dubois) Colpetzer
Colpetzer, Tryphena Dubois
(1848, Lafayette, Indiana-1927, Omaha, Nebraska)
Also listed as Mrs. Frank Colpetzer
Tryphena Colpetzer was known as an amateur painter, community organizer, officer in a successful business, and leader of fine art culture in late 19th century Omaha. Historians James W. Savage and John T. Bell in their book the History of the City of Omaha and South Omaha provide much of the following information about “Mrs. Frank Colpetzer” and the Social Art Club, which she served as a founder and ongoing supporter.
In 1881 this formal organization grew out of the two-year art class of Josephine Catlin, 1877-1879, and the Trinity Church Art Club Exhibition of 1879. The Social Art Club was composed
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