Helen Thomas Dranga
(1865 - 1928)
Helen Thomas Dranga was active/lived in California, Hawaii. Helen Dranga is known for landscape, skyscape and portrait painting.
Biography Helen Thomas Dranga
A painter primarily known for her landscapes of Hawaii and portrait depictions of Hawaiians and Chinese, Carrie Helen Thomas (or Tufts?) was born in Oxford, England. She married Theodore Dranga, and they lived in Oakland, California from 1894 to 1900 and then moved to Hawaii.
Details regarding her maiden name are at times conflicting, but it is known that she did paint in Hawaii for about twenty-five years. For example, some references list her as having been born in Oxford, England as 'Carrie Helen Thomas', (Forbes and Kunichika, from Hilo 1825-1925 A Century of Painting and Drawings, the catalogue of an exhibit held at the Lyman House Museum, Hilo in 1983-84) while others give her birth name as 'Tufts' (in Finding
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