Cherokee Park, ca. 1900

Title

Cherokee Park, ca. 1900

Description

Though Thum was known for painting flowers, she also painted figures and landscapes throughout her life. She traveled to New York several times and studied under well-known artists, including William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League of New York and Thomas Eakins at the Brooklyn Art Association.

Thum publicly declared support of women's suffrage in 1914. In March 1915, she donated paintings to an art exhibit, the proceeds of which supported the Louisville Suffrage Association located on South 4th Street.

Thum remained active in the Louisville art scene throughout her lifetime. She supported the Louisville School of Art founded in 1920. She held annual exhibits of her work at local galleries and in her studio. Her last solo exhibit was in February 1926. She announced her retirement from art in August of 1926 and died in September.

Creator

Patty Thum (1853-1926)

Source

Filson Historical Museum Collection

Date

c. 1900

Rights

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Format

Type

Still image

Identifier

1992.11.2

Files

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Citation

Patty Thum (1853-1926), “Cherokee Park, ca. 1900,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed July 26, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/993.