Patty Prather Thum as a Young Woman, 1875

Title

Patty Prather Thum as a Young Woman, 1875

Description

Patty Thum was known for her paintings of flowers, especially roses but she was also a talented landscape and portrait artist. She is one of the city’s earliest professional woman artists. She also was an author, inventor and a major advocate for the arts in the City of Louisville. Thum dedicated her life to art starting at the age of 16, when she left home and traveled north to study art at Vassar College. Established in 1861, Vassar College set out to “accomplish for young women what our colleges are accomplishing for young men”.

Source

The Filson Historical Society Photographic Collection

Rights

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Type

Still Image

Identifier

PC20.077

Files

Thum_CartedeViste_final.jpg

Citation

“Patty Prather Thum as a Young Woman, 1875,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed April 12, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/1087.