New york school of applied design for women


Established in 1892 by Ellen Dunlop Hopkins, a promoter of the Arts and Crafts movement, the school had the purpose of making available practical learning so that women could make a living in arts and crafts related occupations such as book cover designs, stained glass, textile design and illustration. The original location was 200 West 23rd Street, and through several transitions and supported by John D. Rockefeller, merged in the mid 1970s with the Pratt Institute. Among the teachers were Alphonse Mucha and Anthony Sisti. Sources: