TIMELINE and INVENTORY

 

for

 

 

Signature

1872 to 1955

 

 

A PRAIRIE WAIF  &  STAR CHILD

 





     A child, she would run
     at evening in the dust
     of the prairie road;
     Dust still warm where the sun
     had rolled, running, between stars. . .

MigratoryUrge (1928)     
Helen West Heller        

 

Gifted in nearly all of the pictorial arts drawing watercolor oil painting tempera fresco mosaic sculpture lithography screen printing illustration & book arts Helen West Heller's greatest artistic achievement was in the medium of woodcut and wood engraving.

 

"I begin thinking in terms of the wood; only this way can original creation take place. I am a forerunner in the development of composition into a phase of psychology, by discovering ways of conveying emotions through abstractions. My product is completely creative; entirely divorced from the motive of conveying authors' images."

Helen West Heller

 

 

Helen West Heller has lived the life of a full blooded personality striving and fighting for an artistic ideal . . . Far too little is known even among artists about this amazing woman.

Dr. Ernst Harms, November, 1957

 

 

All artists are vain, they long to be recognized and to leave something to posterity. They want to be loved, and at the same time they want to be free. But nobody is free.

Francis Bacon

 

 

Great art is passion . . . My passion for the woodcuts and wood engravings of Helen West Heller began in 1974, when I purchased a signed, limited-edition of her book, Woodcuts U.S.A., from a second-hand bookshop at Echo Bridge, Newton, MA. I was immediately smitten by her graphic works - and shortly after, her tragic, yet heroic life story. As a professional artist I was amazed by the power of Heller's graphic work; as an art educator, I've wanted to share my enthusiasm and knowledge of this extraordinary woman artist. As a art gallery director and independent curator, I had the opportunity in 2003 to organized the first significant Helen West Heller retrospective since her death in 1955. Items on display were drawn from three commercial galleries and two private collections; with over fifty woodcuts, executed from 1924 to 1953, plus illustrated books, a painting and copper relief plus letters and other archival materials. My passion for Ms. Heller's artwork, especially the woodcuts, and her life continues. . . I am discovering new art works and biographical information regularly. Hopefully you will enjoy your visit here and at my Helen West Heller website I'd appreciate knowing your reactions and/or any additions and corrections to this webpage would be especially welcome. .

 

This website is not supported by any outside institutions or donations, nor by any advertising. It has been created and maintained - free to the public for twenty (20) years - entirely at my own cost and hosted on my own server. My goal has been to catalog all the known artworks of Helen West Heller and place it within a biographical timeline of her extraordinary life. If you can assist me in this endeavor I would greatly appreciate. - Scattergood-Moore

 

 

Helen West Heller Website

 

 

UPDATED AS NEW ARTWORKS & INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE

 

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May 13, 2015

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION
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1872-1921

 

EARLY YEARS     

 

 

DATE

LOCATIONS

SELECTED INFORMATION

IMAGES

 

1872-1891

Rushville, Illinois
Canton, Illionois

 

 

 

 

 

 

1872

Rushville, Illinois

Birth of Helena S. Barnhart

 

 

 

 

 

Helena S. Barnhart born in October, 1872
or Hellen S. Barnhart (1880 United States Federal Census)
of mixed South-German/English parentage,
on a small farm in the town of Rushville, in the
western county of Schuyler, Illinois.
She was the daughter of:
• Washington Miller Barnhart (b. 1843, PA ),
   a farmer and carver of duck decoys.
• Edith Harrington Barnhart (b. 1846, N Y)

Helena was the oldest of three siblings:
Edith (b. 1875), a sister
Elise (b. 1878) a sister
Sherman (b. 1882), a brother.

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1876

Canton, Illinois

 

 

1876   The Barnhart family purchased 10 acres
on the outskirts of Canton and developed it
into a fruit (apple?) orchard.

NOTE: Apple picking and related activities will
become a recurring subject in HWH's artwork:
• title: Apple Gatherers 1932, woodcut . . . . .
• title: untitled, nd (circa 1932-38) oil painting
• title: Apple Harvest 1937, oil painting . . . . . . . . .
• title: Cider Press diptych, 1939, 2 woodcuts (WPA)
• title: Apple Picking, 1947 from "Woodcut USA" . . .




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1877

Canton, Illinois

AGE 5

 

 

Helen West Heller began trying to paint when she was five years old. Her parents were dismayed, because nothing she painted looked like a dog or a horse or a tree. . .

Robert Hardy Andrews
Midweek (circa 1930s)
Chicago Daily News





 

 

 

 

1882

Canton, Illinois

AGE 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1887

Canton, Illinois

AGE 15

 

 

 


. . . Helen West Heller had little formal schooling [in the visual arts]; she was needed to help on the farm. She was young when her parents married her off to a neighbor, a widower. One of his two mules died during the first week of their marriage. He yoked her to the plow, beside his other beast of burden. She rose at dawn to milk the cows, hurried back to the farmhouse to cook breakfast, then dug in the kitchen garden, then worked in the fields with the mule and her husband.

Regardless if Robert Hardy Andrew's story was based on fact or not - it seems highly unlikely that it was - it might even have been invented entirely by Helen West Heller herself - the story remains an interesting tale and may contain a kernel or two of truth.

The theme of plowing - like 'apple picking' and 'prairie child/strar-child' was a recurring theme in HWH's artwork:
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Helen's husband let her keep one fifth of the egg money. When she saved enough (it took almost a year), she sent away to Sears Roebuck for a box of primary paints, a Children's Holiday Special, the first Christmas gift she ever received. Thereafter, she hurried breathlessly through the final chores of her daily servitude, until at last she could hurry out to the west side of the house. Then, straining her eyes while the sun died and twilight darkened, she mixed colors on a broken plate. Then, in the kitchen, in the circle of light from a kerosene lamp, she painted. Like a pianist transposing score for violin, she tried to paint colors as she remembered them by daylight, not as she saw them at night. She did this for six years, until her husband said he was sick of her silly wastefulness. She could no longer keep any of the egg money to buy paints. When she protested, he whipped her with a harness-strap. That night, while he slept, she left him, walked five miles to town, and caught the train for Chicago. . .

Robert Hardy Andrews
Midweek (circa 1930s)
Chicago Daily News





 

 

 

 

 

 

1892-1901

Chicago, Illinois

HWH struggles to survive as an artist/poet.

 

 


date


city
state

1892-1900 Exhibitions:



 

 

 

 

1892

AGE 20

 


Helena leaves Canton and moves to Chicago.

Helen West Heller had just enough money to pay the rent in advance for a cellar room, and to buy a barrel of oatmeal, wholesale. Then she locked herself in, ate oatmeal and nothing else if she ate at all, and painted and drew until she had nothing left to work with or to keep her alive. Then she found part-time work as a charwoman, and went on slaving, mixing colors as sunset ended, painting by lamplight. Shyly but never apologetically, she watched school-trained artists at work. But her self-schooling had gone too deep. She had to paint in her own way. When a dealer finally gave her a show, to fill an empty week in his schedule, she had one dollar to her name, owed two weeks' rent, and was hungry. She bought fifty two-cent stamps and mailed notes to people whose names she found in the Art Institute yearbook, asking them to come and see her pictures. . .

Robert Hardy Andrews
Midweek (circa 1930s)
Chicago Daily News





 

 

 

 

1893

 

 

 

1894

 

 

 

1895

 

 

 

1896

 

 

 

1897

AGE 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1898

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 


illuminated book
hand-lettered & hand-tooled
leather cover

1898
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
• leather handed-tooled cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• dedication by HWH to AL, Nov 1921 . . . . . . . . . . .
• title page: ". . . by Helena Barnhart, 1898"
• first page of "Bryant's 'Thanatopsis'" . . . . . . . .



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1899

 

 

 

1900

 

 

 

1901 - c.1906

Chicago, Il
New York City
Canton, Il

 


date


city
state

1901-1906 Exhibitions:



 

 

 

 

1901

New York City




Canton, Illinois

By 1901 Helena Barnhart moved to New York City.

Helena marries Herbert Warrant West
in the Bronx, NY during 1901.

After the wedding, they resettled in (?) Canton IL
apparently on the Barnhart family farm.



 

 

 

 

 

1902

Canton, Illinois

AGE 30

 

 

 

 

 

1903

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

1904

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

1905

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

c.1906-1909

Canton ?, Illinois

Not much is known about Helen or Herbert
during the period of 1902 to 1909.

 

 


date


city
state

1906-1909 Exhibitions:



 

1906

Canton ?, Illinois

 

 

 

1907

Canton ?, Illinois

AGE 35

 

 

 

 

1908

Canton ?, Illinois

 

 

 

1909

Canton ?, Illinois

 

 

 

1910-1913

Canton, Illinois

Sometime during this period, Helen West left Herbert and returned to New York City to renew her career as an artist. There is no information of what became of Herbert or if he remained in Canton or on the farm. In a 1933 newspaper interview, Helen West Heller spoke about "the death of her husband."

 


date


city
state

1910-1913 Exhibitions:



 

 

 

 

1910

 

 

 

1911

 

 

 

1912

AGE 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1913

Allentown, PA

Roger Paul Heller is living and working
in Allentown, PA, his hometown.

New York City

Roger moves to New York City and works briefly at
three jobs including in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Helen West meets Roger Paul Heller, 6 years
her junior, panhandling in Greenwich Village
near the Farrer School.

During January, Helen divorces Herbert West.

 

 

 

 

1914-1920

New York City
Allentown, PA
Canton, Illinois



Early marriage of Helen & Roger Heller.

 

date

city
state

1914-1920 Exhibitions:



 

 

 

 

1914

New York City
Allentown, PA

Helen and Roger leave New York City.

Helen and Roger share same address in Allentown, PA.
After brief incarceration for stealing from their
boarding house, Helen marries Roger in the Lehigh
County Court.
Following marriage, they go to Canton, IL

Mother and Child '14

oil painting

image size about 29' x 35" originally from Allentown, PA

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Canton, Illinois

Helen and Roger live on farm at 1400 E. Walnut St.
HWH does much of the farm work while
working on her drawings and paintings at night.
Apparently Roger contributes little to framing
but is busy with his scientific investigations.

"In autobiographical scraps composed in her latter years, Helen West Herrer complained strenuously about many things. Health-wise, she noted a hospitalization from hard farm work in the 1914-1921 period." (LES)

 

 

 

 

1915

Canton, Illinois

 

 

"Dinna Forget"

illustrated book

Written by Edwin Osgood Grover; illustrations by H W H
    Published by P.F.Volland Company, Chicago, 1915
   2nd edition (1924)

cover

 

"Let Us Do The Best
          That We Can
"

illustrated book

LET US DO THE BEST THAT WE CAN, by Madison Cawein
   Illustrations by Helen West Heller,
   Published by P. F. Volland & Co., Chicago, 1915, (1st Edition)
   1924 (2nd Edition)
   Book measures 5" x 6.5" with 12 unnumbered pages.
   Bound in decorated hardcover binding.

". . . fine typography and excellent illustrations. The poem is one of positive thinking and acting in all aspects of work in America. A plea for coming out of the Depression by hard work and harmony. Includes five full color plates - representing Farming, Construction and Engineering, Fishing and Logging - and many decorative motifs by Helen West Heller."

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"Yesterdays with
                   You
"

illustrated book

• Written by Wilbur D.Nesbit;
   uncredited illustrations by H W H
   Published by P.F.Volland Company, Chicago, 1915
   2nd edition (1924)

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untitled

pen & ink drawing

nd - circa 1915   (self portrait), private collection

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image source: William Furry ,   Executive Director
Illinois State Historical Society

 

 

 

 

1916

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

1917

Canton, Illinois

AGE 45

 

 

 

 

 

1918

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

1919

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920

Canton, Illinois

 

 

 

 

1921-1931

 

CHICAGO - ILLINOIS        

 

 

DATE

LOCATIONS

SELECTED INFORMATION

IMAGES

1921

Canton/Chicago,

Address: West East Walnut Street, Limits, Canton, IL.

• HWH leaves Roger in Canton and returns to Chicago.




• Feb 26-Mar 24



New York City, NY


1921 Exhibitions:

Fifth Annual Exhibition of The Society of Independent Artists
"No Jury, No Prizes" - The Waldorf Astoria, NY, NY
HWH paintings: No. 408 Young Buddha & 409 Banty Hicks

  1921 Fifth Annual Exhibition of  The Society of Independent Artists
  illustrated catalogue


   


             

Young Buddha

painting

no date - circa 1921s

image

Banty Kicks

painting

no date - circa 1921s

no image

Three Poems
• "Tomorrows"
• "Inhibition"
• "Wednesday Week"

poems

The Midland, volume seven, 1921

"Helen West Heller, a native and resident of Illinois, is a subjective painter. She is a member of the Society of Independent Artists, and has been a contributor to The Little Review and other magazines."

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1922

Chicago

AGE 50



date


city
state


1922 Exhibitions:



           

 

1923

Chicago

Allegedly HWH cuts her 1st wood/lino blocks.

Will Ranson (1879-1955) ". . was credited by C.J. Bulliet, Editor of the art magazine for the Chicago Evening Post and later art critic of the Chicago Daily News, of being the person that, in 1923, introduced Helen West Heller to woodcutting, a medium in which she went forward to become one of the world's foremost practitioners."


 

The Parade of the Chicago Artists to The Cubist Ball
(image at right: a carictuire of Helen West Heller)
Poster by Emil Armin for Chicago Literary Times; October 1923

























     


date


city
state


1923 Exhibitions:



In the Last Day the
Sea Will Be Master

woodcut

1923
blue star bullet April 1923, "my first block" - often mis-listed as c.1940
image size: 3 7/8" x 2 1/2" - on Japanese mulberry paper.
Allinson Gallery
Marc Chabot Fine Arts


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1924

Chicago

 


 


date


city
state


1924 Exhibitions:



Arabesque

woodcut

no date - circa 1920s   (two dancers)

image

image size: 3 1/8" x 3 5/8"
Marc Chaboot Fine Arts (c. 1920s)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition (Abigail Furey)

 

Silence

wood engraving

1924
Dimensions: image size: 4 5/16" x 2 7/16"
   sheet size: 7 9/16" x 6 1/8"
Bernard Friedman Art Collection, Chicago, IL
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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1925

Chicago



Modernism in the New City: Chicago Artists, 1920-50


 


date


city
state


1925 Exhibitions:



Cat IV, Oval I

woodcut

1925
Dimensions: image size: 2 3/4" x 2"
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Lady with Tulips

linoleum cut or
wood engraving

nd - circa 1925
Dinemsions: image size: sheet: 3 1/2" x 3 1/8"
• Collection of Yale University Art Gallery
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Secert

woodcut

1925
Dimensions: image: 4" x 5"
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibtion

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Sylvan Glen

woodcut

no date - circa 1925

image

image size: 4 1/4" x 5 5/16" [pg. 3018]

  

The Beach at
   Cedar Street

woodcut

circa 1925
aka Oak St. Beach at Night

image size: 8 13/16" x 5 3/4"
"This in some cases titled: Oak St. Beach at Night." - HWH
Bernard Friedman Art Collection, Chicago
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore.

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1926

Chicago


 


date


city
state

1926 Exhibitions:



Lopins Horses

wood engraving

image size: 1 3/4" x 2"
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.


image

 

Prairie Child

chiaroscuro woodcut

aka Star-Child
image size: 8 1/2" x 9"

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1927

Chicago

AGE 55

 


date


city
state


1927 Exhibitions:



Borzois and I

oil on masonite

image size: 33 5/8" x 34 7/8" (36 3/4" x 38" framed)
• Collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Onya La Tour Collection

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Centaurs

linoleum cut

no date - circa 1927

image

Image size: 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" (sheet 5 1/8" x 3 5/8")
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

Chicago Contrasts

linoleum cut

Sheet: 39.1 x 27.0 cm (15 3/8" x 10 5/8")

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Cop

woodcut

image size: 7 5/8" x 12"

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Cry of the Wippoorwill

woodcut
printed in gold ink

image size: 6 3/4'" x 10 11/16"
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Dune

woodcut

1927
  aka Evolution Of A Dune
Dimensions: image size: 7 9/16" x 12" - sheet size 11 1/4" x 15 3/4"
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Flogging

woodcut

aka Prelude to the Lynching
Image size: 9" x 8 3/8" (sheet size 14 3/8" x 11 1/4")
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Ghost on the Stairs

woodcut

no date - circa 1927

image

 

image size: 4 5/16" x 2 1/2" (sheet 7 5 1/6" x 5 5/16")
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

Hooves

wood engraving

1927
Dimensions: (image size: 7 9/16" x 12 18")   (sheet size 10 1/1" x 16 3/8")
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Interference

key block #3

no date - circa1927
image size: 7 1/2" x 12"   Keith Sheridan

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(two women)

colored woodcut

no date - circa 1927

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March

woodcut or

no date - circa 1927

image

linoleum cut

image size: 4 3/8" x 2 1/2" Abigail Furey
• 4 5/16" x 2 5/16" (sheet 8 7/8" x 6 3/4")   Allinson Gallery
• Collection of Yale University Art Gallery
   sheet size: 22.7 x 17.5 cm (8 15/16" x 6 7/8")

  

November Twilight

linoleum cut

1927
Dimensions: Sheet: 32.1 x 26.4 cm (12 5/8" x 10 3/8")
• collection of Yale University Art Gallery

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Pisces

woodcut

1927
Dimensions: image size: 8 1/4" x 7 1/8"
• collection of Yale University Art Gallery

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Pont and War

woodcut or

no date - circa 1927

image

linoleum cut

image size: 5" x 4" (sheet 9" x 6 7/8")
Printed on thick fibrous Japanee mulberry paper.   (AG)
• collection of Yale University Art Gallery (sheet: 22.7 x 17.5 cm (8 15/16" x 6 7/8")

  

Two Birds in Flight

woodcut

no date - circa 1927

image

Two Birds and Branch

Dimensions: image size: 3 5/8" x 3 1/8"
findartinfo | forum
• collection of Marc Chabot Fine Arts

      

untitled

wood engraving

no date - circa 1927   (flying deer)

image

image size: 2 5/8" x 4 1/2"
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

  

1928

Chicago


date


city
state

1928 Exhibitions:



Migratory Urge

woodcut/poems

M I G R A T O R Y    U R G E    wood-cut poems by H W H, Chicago, FRANKLIN J.   M E I N E,   1928. Limited edition of 109 signed and numbered copies printed from the wood blocks on Spanish hand-made paper at The Hogarth Press. Chicago, November. 1928 (book containing 57 wood-cut plates)
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

cover   

M i g r a t o r y   U r g e  

woodcut/poems

(1928) Portfolio with 30 prints     (see "" below)

Part of Cover Page

woodcut

(cover page) for "M i g r a t o r y   U r g e "   ("MU")

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Title page

woodcut

• page 1 (title page) for "MU"  

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Grateful
   Acknowledgement

woodcut

page 2 poem/design for "MU"

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Stone is a Good
   Medium

woodcut

page 3 poem for "M U"

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Words

woodcut

• page 5 poem/image for "M U"  

Migratory Urge

woodcut

page 6 poem/image for "M U"

 

Caravan

woodcut

page 7 image for "M U" (EC's inventory list)

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Coast Siren

woodcut

page 8 poem for "M U"

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Steel Construction in
   Winter

woodcut

page 9 image for "M U" (EC's inventory list)

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Detachment

woodcut

• page 10 poem/image for "M U"  

 

To Love Cats . . .

woodcut

• page 11 poem/image for "M U"  

 

Lodging-House Room

woodcut

page 12 poem for "M U"

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Landlady

woodcut

page 13 image for "M U"

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Bees I

woodcut

• page 14 poem for "M U"  

 

Bees II

woodcut

• page 15 poem for "M U"  

 

Bees III

woodcut

• page 16 poem for "M U"  

 

Bees IV

woodcut

• page 17 poem for "M U"  

 

Bees V

woodcut

• page 18 poem/design for "M U"  

 

Ivan + Mestrovic

woodcut

• page 19 poem/design for "M U"  

 

Cat Behind the
   Curtain

woodcut

page 20 image for "M U"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Un-juried Art
   Exhibitions

woodcut

• page 21 poem/image for "M U"  

 

Fac,c,i's "Pieta"

woodcut

• page 22 poem/design for "M U"

 

II

woodcut

• page 23 poem/design for "M U"

 

Pride

woodcut

• page 24 poem/design for "M U"  

 

Hand and Rose

woodcut

2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition
page 25 image for "M U"
• EC's inventory list
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
   MCFA   thin cream japan paper

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Goal

woodcut

• page 26 image/poem for "M U"

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The Jury on Art

woodcut

• page 27 poem for "M U"

 

W i t c h f i r e

woodcut

• page 28 image for "M U"
• Heller mentions that Star-Child was the small version
   on her inventory sheet   (EC)

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P r a i r e   C h i l d

woodcut

• page 29 poem for "M U"

 

Redon's "Mystere"

woodcut

• page 30 poem for "M U"

 

Witches' Song

woodcut

page 31 poem for "M U"

 

• untitled

woodcut

• page 32 image (forest stream) for "M U"  

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An Intelligence in
   a Small Town

woodcut

page 33 image/poem for "M U"

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Garret

woodcut

page 34 poem for "M U"

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Have Heard
   Have Seen!

woodcut

• page 35 poem/design for "M U"

 

Diction

woodcut

page 36 poem for "M U"

 

Plains Bison

woodcut

page 37 image for "M U"

image

House

woodcut

• page 38 image for "M U"   (EC's inventory list)

image

Alone in The House

woodcut

• page 39 poem for "M U"

 

II

woodcut

• page 40 & 41 poem for "M U"

III

woodcut

• page 42 poem for "M U"

A Small Bird's Trilling

woodcut

page 43 poem for "M U"

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Waif

woodcut

page 44 poem for "M U"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Nudes Beside Pool

woodcut

page 45 image for "M U"

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Slanderers

woodcut

• page 46 poem for "M U"

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Surf

woodcut

page 47 image for "M U"

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Shop-Talk

woodcut

page 48 poem/image for "M U"

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Bird Singing over
   Waterfall

woodcut

page 49 image for "M U"
   (EC's inventory sheet)

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Autumn in a Park

woodcut

• page 50 poem/image for "M U"

Picking Flowers

woodcut

page 51 image for "M U"   (EC's inventory sheet)

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Beggared

woodcut

page 52 poem/image for "M U"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Bowl and Book

woodcut

page 53 image for "M U"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Pan Homesick

woodcut

• page 54 poem for "M U"

High-Tension Tower

woodcut

• page 55 image for "M U"   (EC's inventory sheet)

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Bankrupt

woodcut

page 56 poem/image for "M U"

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Autumn Dawn aka
  Dawn

woodcut

page 57 image for "M U"   (EC's inventory sheet)
   spot illustration for The New York Times
   • "spots" are small, captionless illustrations

image  

colophon

woodcut

• page 59 (colophon) for "M U"

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    unidentified titles . . .

. . . of 30 woodcuts from the book or portfolio
M i g r a t o r y   U r g e   (1928) in the Brooklyn Museum:
Kitchen Light, 1926
Pinnacles II ("working title" - HWH) 1928



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no image

 

 

 

Baseball

woodcut

1928
Dimensions: image size: 6 3/4" x 8 5/8"
   sheet size: 10 5/8" x 14 1/2"
Printed on sturdy mulberry paper.

woodcut   

Baseball

oil painting

no date
Dimensions: image size: 23 1/2" x 31 3/4"
   framed: 26 5/8" x 35 7/8"
Indianapolis Museum of Art  |  Onya Latour Collection
   Helen West Heller  |  Onya LaTour Gallery, 1937

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Creation

woodcut

1928
Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches (image size)
   10 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (sheet size)
Printed on sturdy Japanese mulberry paper.

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Mother Earth

white-line
woodcut

1928   aka Mother of Mankind
Dimensions image size: 13 1/4" x 10 1/4" on cream paper
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Nocturne

wood engraving
or woodcut

1928   aka St Francis on Mount Verna
reprinted in 1949 (see below)
Dimensions: image size: 10.5" x 9"
© 2014 collection of
Scattergood-Moore
• for sale: William Carl

• collection of Edward T. Pollack, Noctourne, (sold) Wood Engraving, 1928. 9 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches; 233 x 269 mm. Signed in the block, and titled, annotated "after the painting" and dated in pencil.

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The All Seeing Eye

watercolor

1929   (reversed image)   Noctrune '28 may have been
   the basis for "The All Seeing Eye" '29
• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Onya La Tour Collection

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St Francis Singing

woodcut

1928
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore (2 copies)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Wheeled Chair

woodcut

1928
image size: 5 1/16" x 4" bottom, 3 5/8" top [pg. 3012]
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit.

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untitled

painting

no date - circa 1928-30   (female in landscape)

image

• collection of Illinois State Museum of Art, Springfield, IL

  

Pairs Anno domini
1454

illustration

1928   [Poems] by Oscar Waldemar Junek;
Fontispiece woodcut by H W H; Hardcover (65pp)
Limited to 600 copies, signed by author Otto Lange, Florence
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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1929

Chicago

address: 226 Wisconsin St, Chicago
   from inscription on woodcut "Whippet" (see below)


date


city
state


1929 Exhibitions:



After the Picnic

lithograph

1929
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

no image

All Seeing Eye

watercolor

1929
Dimensions: Nimage size: 19 1/4" x 23 1/8"  
• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Onya a Tour Collection

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Baseball

oil on canvas

1929
Dimensions: image size: 23 1/2" x 31 3/4"
   framed: 26 5/8" x 35 7/8"
• collection of Indianapolis Museun of Art
   Onya a Tour Collection

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Coal Heaver

lithograph

1929
Dimensions: image size: 8" x 10 1/2"

image

Cow

lithograph

1929
© 2014 collection of E.C.
image may not be used or copied without permission.

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Cow Marooned

lithograph

1929   possibly litho "Cow" above. . .

no image

Débiteur,
Debitrice

lithograph

1929   Debtor, Debtor   (Debt Beast EC)

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Ducks at Night

woodcut

1929   aka Ducks
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition
• collection of E.C. - titled Ducks with inscription:
   "this block Dedicated to David ? K Xmas 1929"

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Hanging Birds-Nest

lithograph

1929

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Hurdlers

woodcut

1929
Dimensions: image size: 7 1/8" x 8 5/8" [pg. 3014]
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington, DC

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Intersection of
Three Streets

wood engraving

image size: 5 1/4" w x 4 7/8" h  
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington, DC

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Intersection of
Three Streets

oil painting

1929   photograph of painting (LSD)
Dimensions: image size: 5 1/4" w x 4 7/8" h
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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Noise

lithograph

no date - circa 1930

image

 

• collection of AF

Operating Room

lithograph

1929

". . . signed, titled, dated and inscribed in litho 'To my Friend Charles Biesel, Christmas 1929, in memory of hard labor in East Chicago Ave.' Charles Biesel (1865-1945) was a fellow WPA artist in Chicago."
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Street of Old Paris

woodcuts

1929
© 2014 collection of E.C. (may not be used without permission)

Two woodcuts on one sheet:
• (top) No. 1 Street of Old Paris
• (bottom) No. 2 Street of Old Paris
   with inscription: "To David . . . .Christmas, 1929"


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Turtle

lithograph

1929   aka Loggerhead Turtle
Deminsions: image size: 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
• collection of Abby Furey

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Whippet Race

woodcut

1929
Dimensions: 5 13/16" x 8" (image size)   [pg 3016]
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• front of print: Whippet Race #5 of 1st series of 50,
   signed Helen West Heller, 1929
• on back of print:
   Title: Whippet Race; Price: $7.00
   Artist: H W H - 226 Wisconsin St, Chicago

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1930

Chicago



< Helen West Heller
   posterized digital image based on
   photograph by Chicago Daily News, 1930.

1930 U.S. Federal Census about:
David M. Kaatz, born abt 1905, Illinois
Race and gender: white male.
   Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
   Relation to Head of House: Guest
   Marital status: single


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city
state

1930 Exhibitions:



Blue Horse

oil painting

1930   (photograph of painting)
• Copyright © 2014 of E.C.
   image may not be reproduced without permission.
   signed photograph of Blue House size: 31" x 27.5"
   painting originally owned by Dr. Ernst Harms


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Council

lithograph

1930
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Hands and Horn

wood engraving

no date - circa 1930s

image

Dimensions: image size: 2 3/8" x 3 1/16"
• Marc Chabot Fine Arts

  

Indian Summer

woodcut

no date - circa 1930s

no image

Dimensions: image size: 11 x 6.7 cm
Library of Congress Prints, Washington, DC

 

Jain

woodcut

1930
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Janus Reflected

lithograph

1930
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore.

no image

Jungle

woodcut

1930
• collection of University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Operator

drawing

1930
• collection of Yale University Art Gallery

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Speed Skating

watercolor

1930   (whereabouts unknown)

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Valley

lithograph

1930    (Abby Furey)

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Contes de Maupassant

magazine
illustration

Edited by Durbin Rowland; Illustrations by H W H [8 full page drawings & 8 small sketches] Published by University of Chicago Press, 1930
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1931

Chicago


date


city
state

1931 Exhibitions:



The Artist

woodcut

1931   (MD)

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Crying Baby

woodcut

1931   (AA) 

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Flight of the Arrow

woodcut

1931   (Abby Furey)

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Night and Day

woodcut

1931   aka The Frieze
Dimensions: image size: 4" x 2"
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
   purchased from LSD with title The Frieze
• titled Night and Day on HWH's inventory list (E.C.)

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Quarry

woodcut

1931   (AA)  

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Pulling Beets

woodcut

1931
Dimensions: 5.9 x 6.5 cm
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition (LSD)

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Pulling Turnips

oil on board

circa 1932
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition (LSD)

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Stringing the Bow

woodcut

1931   (Abby Furey)

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Testing the Soup

woodcut

1931
Dimensions: image size: 5.9 x 6.5 cm
• collection of Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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The Lesser Evil

woodcut

1931

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untitled

woodcut

1931   (bell and building)   (AA)  

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The Golden Book

magazine
illustrations

1931
The Golden Book Magazine;
February 1931, Vol. XIII, No. 74;
A Coward . Guy de Maupassant
illustration by Helen West Heller


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1932-1941

 

NEW YORK CITY n  PART I   

 

DATE

LOCATIONS

SELECTED INFORMATION

IMAGES

1932

Chicago/NYC
New York City

AGE 60

• HWH left Chicago and returned to New York City.



date


city
state

1932 Exhibitions:



Apple Gatherers

woodcut

1932
Dimensions: image size: 3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.1 cm)
• collection of the Brooklyn Museum

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Autumn

2 woodcuts

1932   diptych
• left panel: Apple Gatherers
• right panel; Raking Leaves
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Cat

brush & ink sketch

1932
Dimensions: sheet: 13 1/16" x 17 5/16"
• collection of Brooklyn Museum

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The Chair

woodcut

1932   aka Pitcher and Chair
Dimensions: image: 3 13/16" x 4" [pg. 3020]

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Conversation

woodcut

1932     (AA)

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Corn Husker

woodcut

1932     (AA)

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Doer Knower Sayer




Doer Knower Sayer

woodcut
photo of
painting

1932
/Users/admin/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Helen West Heller.mbox © 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
Dimensions: 4 13/16" x 5 7/8"
Bernard Friedman Art Collection, Chicago

1934   Signed photograph of oil painting and/or mural.
photograph of painting


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untitled

2 woodcuts

nd,   untitled   possible diptych
• panel: Doer, Sayer, Knower woodcut '32??
• panel: Worker and Bearer woodcut '32


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Doe Run

woodcut

1932
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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East Wind

woodcut

1932    (ST)
• collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
   Dimensions: 8" x 6" (7 7/8" x 5 7/8")

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Family

woodcut

1932
• (AA) 

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Fiddle

woodcut

1932

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First Circles

woodcut

1932   aka The Eye (c.1931-32)
Dimensions: image: 1 13/16" x 3 9/16" [pg. 3022]
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Friendship

woodcut

1932
Dimensions: image size: 4" x 3.5" (LSD)

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Greeks

woodcut

1932   aka Egyptian Adam and Eve
Dimensions: 2 7/8" x 1 9/16" [pg. 3024]

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Jacob and the Angel


Jacob's Angel

woodcut


oil on masonite

1932  
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition (HE)

circa 1933
• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Gift of Ann and Joseph Edelman
   Dimensions: image size: 25" x 21 3/8"
      framed: 26 1/8" x 22 1/2"

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Janus Head

woodcut

1932   (AA) 

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Laurel

woodcut

1932   AA) 

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Murder at the
Doorway

woodcut

1932
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Parting Cup

white line woodcut

1932
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Philosopher

woodcut

1932

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Piper and Mine

woodcut

1932   (AA) 

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Plowman of India

woodcut

1932   aka Indian Plowman
© 2014 collection of
Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Valley of India

3 woodcuts

1932
Triptych:
• left panel: Jungle, 1930, woodcut
• center panel: Plowman of India, 1932, woodcut
• right panel: Jain, 1930, woodcut


  
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Proteus as Shepard

woodcut

1932

woodcut

Jacob & His Sheep

oil on masonite

no date
Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Gift of Ann and Joseph Edelman
   Accession number: 72.97.3

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Pulling Turnips

oil painting

2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition   (LSD)

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Quail Tracks

woodcut

1932   (AA)  

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Raking Leaves

woodcut

1932   see Autumn above. . .
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Razorbacks '32

woodcut

(AF)   see painting "Cabin" (1933) below . . .

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Scherzo #1

woodcut or
wood-engraving

1932
Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 7 inches
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.
Bernard Friedman Art Collection, Chicago, IL

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Scherzo #2

woodcut

1932
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition.

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The Barker

woodcut

1932
Dimensions: image size: 8" x 6"
inscribed "Pageant of Progress Print Exhibition,
   Art Institute, Chicago, 1933"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Tree

woodcut

no date - circa 1932

image

image size: 1 3/4" x 1 1/8"   (Abigail Furey)

  

Woodshed

woodcut

1932   (AA) 

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Worker and Bearer

woodcut

1932

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untitled

woodcut

no date - circa 1932   (sharpening the scythe)

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Honing the Scythe

oil painting

1933   (sharpening the scythe)

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untitled

woodcut

1932   (squirrel)   (AA) 

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Golden Book

book illustrations

1932     Three Decorative Woodcuts
"The Portrait of Mr. W. H." by Oscar Wilde
The Golden Book Magazine August, 1932 [page 140]

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1933

New York City

Helen West Heller contributed to the New Masses magazine
from February 1933 to January 13, 1948.


  



image above: Helen West Heller with her painting on view
in "Independent Independents" exhibition, April 1933.

Residence as of May 29th 1933
Mr. David Myron Kaatz, 2130 Lincoln Park, West,Chicago, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 



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Chicago

New York City

1933 Exhibitions:

Pageant of Progress Print Exhibition, Art Institute, Chicago, 1933

"Independent Independents" at Hotel Roosevelt, NYC

"…an exhibit of paintings by 35 ultra-independent artists…a pleasant-looking woman who might have been a small-town grandmother and president of the local woman's club sat serenely amid the collection of long-haired young men and strong-minded young women who were bringing in their pictures. Shabby but meticulously neat, she watched everything with alert interest, quite unaware of how out of place she looked in that strange gathering.
      Yet that mild-faced elderly woman was Helen West Heller, whose work bas been praised by critic for its striking modernism plus its sound technique. Nearing sixty, she was making her first success as a modern painter, and on one was more pleased than she when one of her wood-cuts was the first thing sole in the exhibition. . ."

Modernist at Sixty
New York Evening Post
Wed., April 19th, 1933



Cabin

oil on masonite

1933
Scene of a mother pig and 2 piglets in front of a rustic cabin.
Based on woodcut Razor Backs 1932 (see below)

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Cabin

woodcut

1932
Dimensions: image size: 1 7/8" x 2 1/8"

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Touchdown

woodcut

no date - circa 1933
• collection of LSD

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Scurrying Hare

woodcut

1933

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The Chinese Set

1933, 1-10 brush drawings

1933   1-10 brush drawings
for Lafcadio Hearn's "Some Chinese Ghosts"
on EC's inventory list . . .

no images

untitled

oil on board

1933   (sharpening the scythe)
Dimensions: image size: 20 3/4" x 17 1/4"
• auctioned at Woodside Antiques

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Jacob and His Sheep

oil on masonite

no date - circa 1933

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• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Gift of Ann and Joseph Edelman

Jacob's Angel

oil on masonite

no date - circa 1933

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image size: 25" x 21 3/8" (26 1/8" x 22 1/2" framed)
• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art
   Gift of Ann and Joseph Edelman

1934

New York City

 


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city
state

1934 Exhibitions:



Doer, Sayer, Knower

painting

1934   photograph of painting and/or mural
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition   (LSD)

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Onya La Tour

brush and ink

1934
• collection of Indianapolis Museum of Art:
   Creation date: 1934
   Materials: brush and ink wash on off-white paper
   Descriptions:
   inscribed in pencil, L.L.: Onya LaTour/by H.W.H.
   signed and dated in pencil, L.L.: Helen West Heller/1934
   Dimensions: 17 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (sheet)
   Credit line: Onya La Tour Collection
   Accession number: 72.40.71

Onya La Tour (1896-197) was a collector, dealer, and painter from Columbus, IN. La Tour was a founder of the Indiana Museum of Modern Art, in Brown County, Indiana.
Archives Directory of the History of Collecting
Onya La Tour paper, 1928-1969


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Passenger Pigeons

oil painting

1934   photograph of oil painting
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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WPA

1935-43

Federal Art Project Artists

1935

New York City

 

 



Feburary



Brooklyn, NY

1935 Exhibitions:

• 8th Biennial Exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum

Private View of The Eighth Biannial Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Drawngs by American and Foreign Artists, and the Seventeenth Annual Exhibition of The Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painteres, also an exhibition of prints by Augustus John and Gerald L. Breckhurst.
Written on corner of sheet: "Set to Eagle -?- -?- Citizen Chat"





American Earth

3 woodcuts
  triptych

1935   aka American Soil
Triptych: overall size 8 5/8" - 11 1/8" x 23" [pg. 3032]
• left panel: Cotton Picking, 1935, 8 5/8" x 6 11/16" . . . . . . . . .
• center panel: Reforestation, 1935, 11" x 9 9/16" . . . . . . . . . .
• right panel: Corn Husking, 1935, 8 5/8" x 6 3/4" . . . . . . . . . .

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Cotton Picking

woodcut

1935
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington DC

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Reforestation

woodcut

1935
Dimensions: image size: 9 5/8" x 11 1/8"
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition
• collection of Library of Congress   [image]
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington DC

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Corn Husking

woodcut

1935
• The National Gallery, Washington DC

image

untitled

mosaic

no date - circa 1935-38 photograph detail of still-life (LSD)

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1936

New York City


American Artists Congress
Artists of the American Congress, 1936 and 1941


            
            



date



city
state


1936 Exhibitions:



untitled

watercolor

no date - circle 1936   (two men on bench)

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current location unknown

Defense

oil painting

1936   photograph of oil painting   (LSD)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhbition

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New York Subway

oil on canvas

circa 1933-1939

image

 

image size: 25" x 30"
• collection of Steven Stern Fine Arts   (Facebook)

   

Etwas Neues

book illustrations

1936   Etwas Neues by Ernest R. Dodge (Head of Department of Modern Languages Horace Mann School for Boys Teachers College, Columbia University) and Margaret H. Viereck; Woodcuts by Helen West Heller [1 full page & 20 decorative initials ] Published by American Book Company, 1936; German reader in german, printed in USA. Preface in English. 223 pages. Hardcover. Measures 7 1/2" x 5"

© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1937

New York City

AGE 65

• American Artists Congress:
   2nd Annual Meeting, Dec 17-19, 1937




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date


city
state

1937 Exhibitions:



Apple Harvest

oil painting

1937   photograph of the painting (LSD)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1938

New York City


date


city
state

1938 Exhibitions:



Apple Harvest

tempera painting

1938 signed photograph of Apple Harvest tempera
© 2014 collection of E.C. - use this image only with permission.

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Baseball in the Park

mosaic

1938   original signed photograph   (EC)
detail of the original mosaic
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Children at Work
and at Play

11 oil paintings

c. 1935-1938
Eleven (11) oil paintings on canvas panels:
  • (7) 30.25" x 40.5"
  • (4) 34" x 30"


Possible studies for a mural that was executed at the Neponsit Beach Hospital for Children, Neponsit Beach, LI, NY for the WPA. The mural was lost when the hospital was demolished sometime during WWII.   H e l l e r   also created mosaic murals for several NYC subway stations that have also been lost. . .


                                        • Toy Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • At the Loom . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Basket Weavers . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Hay-Making . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Pottery-Making . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Making Sculptre . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Shepard with Flock . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Feeding Birds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • Boy with Beagle . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • School Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                        • School Bus on Rainy Day . . . . . .

                                        1938 press release photo . . . . . . .
                                        FAP WPA description on back . . . . .

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1939

New York City


date


city
state

1939 Exhibitions:



Agriculture

woodcut

1939   aka Agricular
Dimensions: image size: 10.75" 9.5"
pencil signed lower right, titled lower left, unframed
Print most likely commissioned by W.P.A.

Description: a man sowing seeds next to text "Agriculture the most essential vocation" and "brick makers" carrying bricks on litter.

Condition: hinge-mounted; light toning and mat burn; creasing to paper in lower left corner; light staining in margins. - Treadway Gallery

© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
The National Gallery, Washington DC
• private collection © 2012 L.M. Jr.

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Cider Press

linocut diptych

1939                       diptych . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions: image size of diptych: 5 1/2" x 11 1/4"
Printer's name "L.F. White, printer" in lower left margin
Edition size: 80
• Left panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Right panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commissioned by Federal Art Project
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• collection of R. G.Regina Galluscio, Durham, NY
• collection of M Lee Stone

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Biology







Chemistry

woodcut diptych

1939

1939   aka Biology - Resolution of Forces
1939   aka Physics-Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions: 13 1/8" x 10 13/16"  
Block in possession Federal Art Project.
Annotated in the artist's hand: l. of diptych - Research Microscope - Oldest Known Tree, Early Horse - Resolution of Forces - Applied Physics.
• The National Gallery, Washington DC

1939   aka Cosmic Rays - Sulphur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions: image size: 13 7/8" x 11 1/8"
Block in possession Federal Art Project.
• The Met: Gift of Works Projects Administration, N Y, 1943
• Collection of Yale Un. Art Gallery, CT
   Dimensions: sheet: 35.7 x 30.3 cm (14 1/16" x 11 15/16")


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Postman in Blizzard

woodcut

1939
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington DC

no image

Yang-tse-Kiang
. And Kankakes

egg tempera
on panel

1939

HWH>D 8-16-49 © (3):
Dimension: 25.5"(w) x 23" (h)
"Coolies pulling Junk by rope - foreground a dust-bowl episode - man pulls plow guided by his old woman."

  Yang-tse-Kiang (detail)   © 2015, private collection (3)

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1940

New York City


Oct-Nov


Bloomington,
Indiana

Exhibitions:

Onya La Tour presents Modern Art, a "group of paintings from the collection belonging to Onya La Tour." "…an interesting collection of pictures - numbering abt 250 oil paintings and as many prints, watercolors & drawings." including 75 artworks by Helen West Heller at The Steele Galleries, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Introduction by Robert E. Burke, Head of Art Dept.

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Unknown works by HWH in Onya La Tour collection:

 

• Swimming Horses
• Jehovah and Lost Sheep
• Onya La Tour and Roger Heller
• Horse in a Storm
• Onya LaTour No. 1
• Child in Farm House at Night
• Ola
• Onya LaTour No. 2
• Service
• Hurricane
• Bascula
• Crocodile
• Mme. Christopher Buys
   Bananas
• City
• Lunch
• The Sponge Bath


• Contingent from Orphan
   Asylum
• Man Carrying Wood
• Strike of the Artists
• Epic River No. 6
• I. S. U. Strike
• Division of Labor
• Corn Shock (Stalk??)
• Ox Shed
• The Archer
• Wrecking Gang
• Buffalo
• Family (dyptich)
• Flocks of the Sky
• Farm Labor, Reforestation
• Farmenr and Wife
• Black Leopard Drinking


 

". . . Born and raised in Indiana, Onya La Tour (1896-1976) worked for the WPA in New York during the 1930s and befriended many of the artists whose work she would collect and display in her own gallery. When La Tour moved back to Indiana in 1940, she made her unusual collection available to the public free of charge in her Brown County farmhouse, which she called the “Indiana Museum for Modern Art.” In 1972, La Tour donated much of her collection, featuring figurative and abstract styles, to the IMA."

Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Onya La Tour Collection: Modernism in Indiana exhibition
will present 30 works from the collection of Onya La Tour in
the IMA Alliance Gallery from Oct 17, 2014 to Apr. 12, 2015


 

In the Last Day the
Sea Will Be Master

wood engraving

"my first block" cut in 1923
• 3 7/8" x 2 1/2" printed on Japanese mulberry paper.

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Tending Cows

watercolor

1949

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1941

New York City

address: 732 E. 6th Street, NYC


Soviet women to the women of the world: Moscow women's anti-Nazi meeting and American women's response.

New York : American Council on Soviet Relations, 1941
39 American women responded, including:
• Minna Harkavy, Sculptor
• Helen West Heller, Artist
• Lillian Hellman, Playwright
• Margaret L. Mead, Y.W.C.A.
• Elizabeth Olds, Artist
• Margaret Sanger, Birth Control Advocate

"We who have lived always among shadows shout to you who for a score of years looked with trong eye into the sun. We who have lived thwarted lives leap to help you maintain what you have built for the generations."

Helen West Heller



date


city
state

1941 Exhibitions:



Isometric Architect

woodcut

1941
Dimensions: 7.8" x 5.75" (image size)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhbition
• collection of Asheville Art Museum

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Middle America

woodcut

1941
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington DC

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Panning for Gold

tempera, watercolor
on gypsum

1941
Dimensions: canvas size: 14 1/8" x 16 1/8" (360x410 mm)
• Sold at Swann Auction Galleries  (MutualArt.com)

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Southwest

tempera
painting

1941
Dimensions: image size: 18" x 22"   (AA)

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Sugaring Off

woodcut

no date - circa 1941

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• collection of LSD
• collection of E.C.

  

 

 

 

1942-1955

 

NEW YORK CITY - Part II      

 

DATE

LOCATIONS

SELECTED INFORMATION

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1942

New York

AGE 70

address: 732 E 6 st
   from back of label for Bison (c. 1942)



date



city
state


1942 Exhibitions:



Bison

oil on board

no date - circa 1942-43

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• Exhibited at the International Print Society in 1943

From diptych 'Pioneer Waste' - the frame is by HWH - On the back is a label with her address 732 E 6 st and a note "to clean rub a small area at a time with a cut raw onion then wipe with clean dry cloth"   (Davenport & Shapiro)

  

Pioneer Waste

oil diptych

no date - circa 1942-43
• panel: Bison, circa 1942
• panel: unknown, no date

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Second Front

woodcut

1942   aka Commandos
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Southwest

woodcut

1942
2006, Dana Art Galllery exhibition (M Lee Miller)

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Southwest   '41

tempera

image size: 18" x 22" (where abbots unknown)

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Wolf Pack of the Sea

egg tempera

1942   framed under glass
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Bronzviler Gezang
(Brownsville Chant)

book illustrations

Bronzviler Gezang

1942   11 illustrations plus dustjacket

Poems in Yiddish by David Seltzer;
with woodcuts by Helen West Heller;
First (only) edition. Small 8vo. Orig. cloth with dust jacket.
Publisher: Brooklyn, Brownsville Press, 1942.
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore




FROM THE BOOK DUST JACKET:

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Helen West Heller

The accompanying illustrations are printed directly from the blocks. Helen West Heller has produced many woodcuts in a wide range of moods. The mood of this group is properly urban. Though the artist was country born, loving the whims of weather, the movements of animals, gestures of rural baboon and of handicraft, themes of industry and of science occupy her versatile maturity,
     To her mastery of color is due the rich color-suggestion of the black-and-white works. These may be seen in the Library of Congress, Brooklyn Museum, Berkshire Museum, New York Public Library and other important institutions.





  

  

1943

New York City


date


city
state

1943 Exhibitions:



Sugaring Off

Sugaring Off

woodcut

tempera (?)

1943   image size: 24" x 20" in frame
© 2014 collection of Leonard Davenport   POR
1941
© 2014 collection of Leonard Davenport   POR

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Eyes and Ears

woodcut

1943

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Gracious Fight

woodcut

1943
Dimensions: 8.25" x 6.25" (image size)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Magnesium Bomb

woodcut

1943

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1944

New York City


date


city
state

1944 Exhibitions:



Blind Color Grinders

linocut

1944
Dimensions: image size 4" x 5" (image size)
Printed on tan fibrous papeMbr< 2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Passing

woodcut

1944

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1945

New York City


date


city
state

1945 Exhibitions:



Linen Paper

woodcut

1945   Exhibited in "Three Centuries of Printmaking in America" (1961) Coram Library, Bates College - 113 pieces from the Department of Arts and Sciences of the International Business Machines Corporation. Review: The Lewiston Daily Sun, Mar 7, 1961. IBM auctioned off their collection of 300 art pieces in 1995.

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Art & Science

2 woodcuts

Information from EC's inventory sheet
Diptych:
Linen Paper '45 (left panel)
News Pulp '45 (right panel)


  

News Pulp

woodcut

1945
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1946

New York City


date


city
state

1946 Exhibitions:



Milleniums

woodcut

1946
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• collection of The National Gallery, Washington DC

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1947

New York City

AGE 75


date


city
state

1947 Exhibitions:



"Woodcuts U.S.A."

hardcover book

1947
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit

Publication of, "Woodcuts U.S.A.," a hardcover book containing 20 woodcuts by H W H, with quotes by American writers and a laudatory introduction by John Taylor Arms, published in a limited edition of 750 copies signed by the artist; Oxford University Press, N Y. 1947. Printed on Engield Collotype paper from original 2 7/8" x 3 7/8" wood blocks cut by H W H with embossed cover (11x16 cm.) & glassine slipcase.

A copy of Churches of France text by Dorothy Noyes Arms with 51 reproductions of etchings and drawings by John Taylor Arms; 1929, First Edition, The Macmillan Co., New York, 179 pages, was given and individually inscribed: "To Helen West Heller with the deepest admiration and affection" (signed) Dorothy Noyes Arms; "to which I most whole-heatedly add mine for a grand woman and a great artist" (signed) John Taylor Arms.


"A number of years ago, while glancing through an art magazine, my eye was caught by a series of reproductions of woodcuts that by their brilliance of expression and their emotional content claimed instant attention. Investigation revealed their author as Helen West Heller. . . I did not then realize that this was my introduction to the oeuvre of a distinguished performer in the ancient and beautiful art of woodcut and would lead to a friendship with one of the most remarkable women it has ever been my privilege to know. . ."

John Taylor Arms
introduction to Woodcuts U.S.A
Open Library

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christmas card

signed
John Begg

designer for The Oxford University Press, included with
some softcover editions of Woodcuts U.S.A.

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• cover design

woodcut

study for cover design and textures
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit

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• soft-cover edition

woodcut

© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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• architects

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A."
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit

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• Sewing Women

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit

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• Hauling

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)

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• Swimming

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)

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• Sheep Shearing

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)

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• News Stand

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)

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• Coal Mining

woodcut

woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A." (NYPL)

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• Researcher '47

woodcut

unpublished woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A."  

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• untitled '47


woodcut


(baseball)   unpublished woodcut for "Woodcuts U.S.A."


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Alabama Biochemist

woodcut

1947   Portrait of George Washington Carver.
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit.

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Di Oisgebenkte Sho
(The Longed-For Hour)

6 book illustrations

Di Oisgebenkte Sho

1947
Poems in Yiddish by David Seltzer; written in Hebrew
6 woodcut illustrations by Helen West (Vest) Heller;
Farlag Landsleit ("Landslayt"), New York, 1947
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore.
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

6 Illustrations:
Hand and Rose - woodcut from "Migratory Urge,' 1928
Reforestation - woodcut from "American Soil," 1935
• (Ellis Island) (nd)
Sylvan Glen - woodcut (nd)
East Wind - woodcut, 1932
• untiled (raindeer) - woodcut (nd)


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1948

New York City

 

 


date


city
state

1948 Exhibitions:



Shout

woodcut

1948


image

The Seasons

wood engraving

1948   aka Self Portrait

Image size: 10 1/4" x 8 1/16"
Signature: "Helen West heller, 1948"
      on lower right margin in pencil.
Created for National Academy of Design.
Based on portrait photograph by Harrison Knox.
• collection of National Academy of Design, NYC
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
• collection of Brooklyn Museum

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untitled

woodcut

1948   (architects)
image size: 5" x 6 3/8" (sheet size 6 1/8" x 7 9/16")

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Horses

copper relief

1948
image size: 14" x 12" [in original frame: 19.5" x 18"]
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibitition

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Horse Riders

bronze relief

nd   whereabouts unknown

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1949

New York City


&date


city
state

1949 Exhibitions:



The Bird Hopes Along
the Wall

woodcut

1949
image size: 23 x 26.7 cm. Library of Congress,

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Companioned

woodcut

1949
• collection of National Gallery, Washington, DC
• private collection (purchased on eBay)

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Hear Not See Not

woodcut

Brooklyn Museum, Dimensions: 8 3/4" x 9 15/16"
   Signature: "Helen West heller, 1949"
   in lower right margin in pencil
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006 Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Nocturne

wood engraving

1928/49   aka St. Francis on Mount Verna
dimensions: 10.5" x 9"
Won First Purchase Prize at the Library of Congress; illustrated in "American Prize Prints of the 20th Century" by Albert Reese, American Artists Group, N.Y., 1949
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit.
• The National Gallery, Washington DC

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Rustic Sounds

linoleum cut

1949
Smithsonian Institution
   Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 8 7/8" (26.7 x 22.5 cm)
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
Brooklyn Museum, 1949
   Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 8 15/16 in. (26.6 x 22.7 cm)
   Signature: "Helen West heller, 1949"
   in lower right margin in pencil

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untitled

oil painting

1949   (portrait of a man with 2 robins in background)
Dimensions: unknown; private collection, NY

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1950

New York City


• date


city
state

Exhibitions:



The Dove and
The Buzzard

wood engraving

1950
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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untitled diptych

wood engravings

1950   Dove and Buzzard '50 & Witchfire '50

  

Fallen Leaves

woodcut

1950

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Flight

wood engraving

© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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Jack-O-Lantern

woodcut

Dimensions: 25.3 x 27 cm.
Library of Congress

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Witchfire

wood engraving

© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition
© 2014, collection of Scattergood-Moore
Brooklyn Museum, woodcut, 1950
   Dimensions: Sheet: 10 5/8" x 6 9/16" Image: 7" x 5"
   Signature: Signed lower right in graphite:
   Helen West Heller

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1951

New York City


• date


city
state

Exhibitions:



Melodious Valley

color woodcut
or
color linocut

1951
• "cat.#294, #24 of 50"   private collection: L. F.
Brooklyn Museum,
   Dimensions: image size 17 7/16" x 15 7/8"
   Edition: 15/50
   Signature: Helen West Heller, 1951
   signed in lower right margin, pencil
   Inscription: "HWH" cut in lower right of composition.

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Protective

woodcut

1951 image: 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" | sheet: 6" x 7 5/8"

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verso

1953 dedication (DMK)

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Solistice of Storm

color linocut

© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibit

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Thirst

color linocut

1951
• "#26 of 50" private collection: L. F.

Reverse image of Rustic Sounds (1949). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Time and Equinox

color linocut

1951
Dimensions: image size: 43.4 x 40.7 cm.
• collection of the Library of Congress

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Zodiac and Polaris

color linocut

1951
Dimensions: image size: 43.9 x 40.6 cm.
• collection of the Library of Congress
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1952

New York City

            AGE 80


• date


city
state

1952 Exhibitions:



 

Leo and the Loaves

color linocut

1952
Dimensions: image size: 43.6 x 40.8 cm.
• collection of The Library of Congress

no image

Memmon and
the Hippopotami

color linocut

1952
Dimensions: image size: 16" x 17"
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore

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Splicing Job
Iliad A, 436,437 1

color linocut

1952
Dimensions: image size: 42 x 40.7 cm.
• collection of The Library of Congress

no image

1953

New York City

 

 


• date


city
state

1953 Exhibitions:



 

Dieing Tree

color linocut

1953
Dimensions: image size: 14" x 16 1/8"
most likely Helen West Heller's last major print
© 2014 collection of Scattergood-Moore
2006, Dana Art Gallery exhibition

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1954

New York City


• date


city
state

Exhibitions:



 

1955

New York City

 


 


 


Address: 732 East Sixth Street, New York City, NY


HWH's autobiographical memoir addressed to Fay Gold, October 18, l955, 6 weeks before her death explains why she left her husband and moved to Chicago to try to earn a living as an artist, how she learned to do woodcuts, and expresses her bitterness toward the Arts Club and the Art Institute of Chicago for refusing to exhibit her work. She credits C. J. Bulliet for publishing her work in the Chicago Daily News arts supplement; and writes about publishing her book of woodblock verse, a process she claims Lynd Ward later took credit for. She makes similar accusations against Audrey MacMahon and Adolf Dehn of the WPA Federal Art Project, and expresses her attitude towards Clare Leighton, but writes favorably about George Binet's efforts to sell her work and John Taylor Arms, who was always friendly toward her.

Smithsonian Archives of American Art
Microfilm reel(s): Microfilm reel D 361, frames 266-273.
Forms Part of: Fay Gold papers, 1924-1979

 

". . . in autobiographical scraps composed in her latter years, (HWH) complained strenuously about many things. . . Health-wise, she noted a hospitalization from hard farm work in the 1914-1921 period; poor eyes that opticians had not learned to correct; and a New York surgery that, she claimed, had made only Lesbian sex, which she found unthinkable, possible for her."

 


 


New York City


Nov 19, 1955 Helen West died
in Bellevue Hospital, New York City at age 83.

 

The New York Times published (in part) the following obituary: "The death of Helen West , distinguished wood-cut artist, became known yesterday. For ten days her body has remained unclaimed at the Bellevue morgue. Mrs. was 83 years old. She became ill Nov. 18 at her home, 732 East Sixth Street, and was taken to Bellevue. She died the next day. Since then the Police Bureau of Missing Persons and the Artists Equity Association have tried unsuccessfully to locate members of her family. She was without immediate relatives, and had been supported by city relief. The City Welfare Department and the Artists Equity now are making arrangements for the funeral. . ."

The New York Times; Nov. 30, 1955; page 38

 

The New York Herald Tribune had a contrasting report in their obituary and reported that Roger had been notified. Evidently he had set out for New York, but was missing. "Letters by Roger and others prove he did arrive in NYC not later than May, 1956.

 


 


 


Lindin, NJ


Helen was buried by Artists' Equity
and the Welfare Dept. of the City of New York
at Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
Linden, Union County,New Jersey, USA
Find a Grave website
HWH's siblings and husband (Roger) did not attend
the funeral; Roger left Canton late in Dec.
1955 - his whereabouts not known.



Someone purchased a carved gravestone
for Helen West Heller's unmarked burial plot.
Donor and date of installation not known.

 


 


 


Canton, Illinois


A Horrible Crime and The Aftermath

On November 26th, 1955, seven days after Helen West died in New York City, an eight-year-old girl, Janice Elizabeth May, was raped and severely beaten in Canton, Illinois. The young girl died in hospital less than two hours after her battered body was found by her bothers in an abandoned rail car near her home not far from Burlington tracks in the town of Canton. Hours after the murder, Lloyd Eldon Miller, Jr, a 29 year old Canton cab diriver, illegally took his cab and abandoned it outside of town. He then continued to travel by bus, intending to go Detroit to find work in an auto factory. The police concluded that Miller was fleeing after assaulting the girl. He was arrested, returned to Canton where he later signed a police written confession after being threatened with the death penalty if he refused. Miller was convicted and sentenced to death in 1956. for the murder of Janice Elizabeth May. Miller faced seven execution date- once coming within eight hours of execution - before he was exonerated 15 years later. In 1971, after Miller won a federal writ of habeas corpus, the prosecution dropped all charges.

My family grew up in Canton and lived next to Roger and what we called the dump. My oldest brother would sneak over to Rogers and go through some of his accumulated junk. Roger was brilliant and worked for International Harvester but demonstrated some unusual behaviors such as drinking coffee that had ketchup and sugar in it. He suddenly disappeared after a major event occurred (the sexual assault and murder of Janice Elizabeth May on November 26th, 1955) in that town and I have some questions about where he may have gone and if he was ever questioned about that event. My father seemed to think not. Lloyd was afraid of blood so my father was convinced that he could not have committed such a horrible crime. Instead, he believed that Roger did it and left town immediately afterwards. My father boxed Lloyd Miller several times at a makeshift gym in the service bay of a Gas Station on West Locust Street. Lloyd was afraid of blood so my father was convinced that he could not have committed such a horrible crime. Instead, he believed that Roger did it and left town immediately afterwards.

C.J.M. April 30 and May 1, 2012

Roger was questioned by the attorneys for Lloyd Eldon Miller, Jr. when they visited Roger sometime after he was confined to a New York mental institution - they interviewed him and were astonished by his familiarity with the area and knowledge of events surrounding Janice Elizabeth May's death!

 


   

 

 

 

 

1956  - 

 

EPILOGUE      

 

 

1956

In May, Roger Heller appeared in NYC;
six months after Helen West Heller's death and burial.
Did Roger visited his wife's grave in New Jersey?

Memorial Service for Helen West heller, with the
primary speaker, HWH's nemesis, Lynd Ward.

Roger briefly returned to Canton, IL;
then resettled in New York City . . .


April 15, 1956 The New York Times: PROGRESS; Big Annual Show Offers Variety and Color; The late Mabel Dwight, Helen West Heller and Frederick are characteristically represented in a small memorial section.

 

1957

Publication of Dark to Light: An appreciation of the life work of Helen West Heller, 1872-1955 by Dr. Ernest Harms; American Artist, November 1957 [page 30]

 

1959

New Jersey


New York City

Exhibition: "Wood Engraving by Helen West Heller," Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Roger Heller was picked up in New York City; examined and judged a possible threat to himself and others; he was confined to mental institutions in the state of New York for the remainder of his life.

 

1975

On October 10th 1975 Roger Paul Heller died in the
infamous Pilgrim State Hospital, Suffolk County, Long Island
one day after his 87th birthday.


He was buried in the Heller Family plot at
Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, US, Plot: Section B, with this father Llwewellyn Heller (1856-1923), mother Anna Giess Heller (1858-1943), and two sisters Miriam Heller (1880-1880) and Claire Heller Moxon (1893-1988).


2003

Wellesley, MA

• First major retrospective of Helen West Heller
   woodcuts since her death in 1955. At Dana Art Gallery

 

 

2004

Canton, IL

On March 2nd, Charlie Wright (1920- 2012) wrote an appreciation of Roger Heller titled "Roger Heller: eccentric, genius, or both" for his column Around the Square, in the Canton Daily Ledger, Canton, IL. Mr. Wright ended his article stating: "Roger Heller will be remembered by residents of his time as Canton's eccentric or genius or both." Mr. Wright never wrote an appreciation of the life or art of the even-more distinguished native Canton resident, Helena S. Barnhart, aka Helen West Heller.


 

 

 

NOTES

 

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RELIEF PRINTS:

• WOODCUTS
• ENGRAVINGS
• LINOCUTS


Kitchen Light, (1926) woodcut (MU - Migratory Urge)
Pinnacles II,(1928) woodcut (MU) working title
Indian Summer, (ca 1930s) woodcut
Park Benches, (ca 1933) woodcut
Black Leopard, (ca 1933) woodcut
Postman in Blizzard, (1939) woodcut
Middle American, (1941) woodcut
Milleniums, (1946) woodcut
The Bird Hopes Along the Wall, (1949) woodcut
Time and Equinox, (1951) color linocut
Leo and the Loaves, (1952) color linocut
Splicing Job, Iliad A,, (1952) color linocut


     


LITHOGRAPHS:
After the Picnic, (1929) lithograph
Cow Marooned, (1929) lithograph
Councilm=, (1930) lithograph
Janus Reflected, (1930) lithograph

ETCHINGS and INTAGLIO PRINTS:
   none known

SILKSCREEN and STENCIL PRINTS:


     


DRAWINGS/WATERCOLORS/PAINTINGS:
Pearl Andelsen, (1925) waterolor


     


PAINTINGS:
The Green Hill, (ca 1931) painting
Greenings, (ca 1934) painting
Spans of Time, (nd) painting (LSD)
• Colllection of Helen Garlinghouses:
    • Don Quixote on horseback, (nd) large oil painting
    • several smaller cityscape paintings


     


MURALS:
• 28 panels for "Children at Work and Play" (ca. 1935)
   Neposit Beach Hospital for ChildrenLong Island
• Colllection of Helen Garlinghouses:
    • mounted mural and an unmounted section of a mural


     


MOSAICS:
• "set of three mosaic designs" (1932)
Raising of Lazarus mosaic cartoon
Saint Francis Sings mosaic cartoon
Night Unto Night Sheweth Knowledge mosaic cartoon
Day Unto Day Uttereth Speech mosaic cartoon
• mosaic murals for several NYC subway stations (ca. 1933-39)


     

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

 

 

 

Canton Illinois' most famous genius and eccentric citizen was Helen West Heller, the former Helena S. Barnhart, an extraordinary artist who was nearly forgotten . . . she was aware she might never reach the stars she started reaching for when she was five years old - but was never sad about it. "She had pulled a plow, harnessed beside a mule; she took a step at a time until the last sunset."

Scattergood-Moore

 

"Helen West Heller was not famous enough to make the list " ["Fellow Travelers, Communist Fronts" Life magazine, April 4, 1949 "], but she drew her artistic inspiration from the working class. She sometimes idealized them and other times highlighted the hypocrisy of the world she struggled, as an artist, to make her way in.

Leonard Davenport

 

"Helen West Heller has lived the life of a full blooded personality striving and fighting for an artistic ideal . . . Far too little is known even among artists about this amazing woman."

Dr. Ernst Harms

 

 

 

 

 

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• L.W.

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BIOGRAPHY

 

BIRTH:
• 1872 Rushville, Illinois
DEATH:
• 1955 New York City, New York

SCHOOLS:
• St. Louis School of Fine Art
• Art Students League of New York

OTHER:
• Prize, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 1949
• The Art Magazine of the Chicago Evening Post, contributor
• The New York Times, art contributor
• Golden Book Magazine, contributor

ASSOCIATIONS

 

• Associate member of the National Academy of Design, 1948
• Salons of America
• Member, Society of Independent Artists
• Member, WPA, Federal Arts Project
• Member, Amercian Artists' Congress

BOOKS:

(writings)

 

PUBLISHED:
Migratory Urge, Franklin J. Meine, Chicago: 1928
Woodcuts U.S.A., NYC: Oxford University Press, 1947

UNPUBLISHED:
Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryanthand
   hand-lettered, lluminated & bound by Helena Barnhart, 1898
The Art of Printmaking (typed manuscript)

ILLUSTRATIONS:

   

 

BOOKS:   (see images above by date of publication)
Dinna Forget (1915 & 1924)
Let Us Do The Best That We Can (1915 & 1924)
Yesterdays with You (1915 & 1924)
Pairs Anno domini 1454 (1928)
Contes de Maupassant (1930)
Etwas Neues (1936)
Bronzviler Gezang (1941)
Di Oisgebenkte Sho (1947)

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES:  
• The New York Times (1931-1950s)
   Protective  
   Research  
   Voters  
   Back Country Farmer  
   Shouts of the Night aka Howlers  
   Egyptian Adam and Eve  
   Rustic Sounds  
• The Golden Book Magazine (February 1931)
• The Golden Book Magazine (August 1932)
   3 woodcuts  
• New Masses (February 1933 to January 13, 1948)  
   = artwork/illustrations unique to New Masses
   Dawn  

 

EXHIBITIONS

(selected)

 

• Neo-Arlimuso Society, Chicago, ca 1920s
• No-Jury Society of Artists, Chicago, 1922
• The Walden Bookshop, Chicago, 1922 (first solo show)
• Madison (WI) Art Association, 1922
• Art Institute of Chicago exhibits in 1923, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
• Brooklyn (NY) Museum, 1929-32
• University of Washington, 1931
• Philosophy Hall, Columbia University, NYC 1933(solo show)
• Society of Independent Artists, 1934
• Salons of America, 1934-1935
• Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, 1935
• American Artists Congress, NYC, 1936
• Society of Independent Artists, 1941
• National Academy of Design, NYC, 1942-46
• Artists' Gallery, NYC, 1942
• Library of Congress, Washington DC, 1942, 1943, 44, 45, 46
• Society of Independent Artists,
   Art Institute of Chicago, 1920-1922
• American Federation of Art traveling exhibition, 1943-45
• International Print Society, 1944
• Lowell Art Association, 1944
• City Library Association, Springfield, 1948
• retrospective, Smithsonian, 1949
• California State Library, 1951
• Hempstead Library, New York, 1952
• University of Maine, 1952
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 1954, 59
• Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, 2003
Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, Chicago Il, 2011
West Valley Art Museum, City of Peoria, AZ, 2011


CATALOGS:
Smithsonian Institution (exhibition catalogs)
   Fay Gold papers, 1924-1979
   Benjamin K. Smith, O'Brien Galleries 1912-41
   Brooklyn Museum record, 1823-1963

EXHIBITIONS

(no dates)

 

HWH exhibited in a number of group shows throughout her career, including several in Europe (AG):

USA:
• The Woodcut Society, Kansas City
• Brimfield, MA: The George Binet Print Collection, cira 1949;
   Woodcuts by H W H [loan exhibition XIII].

EUROPE:
• The Hagenbund in Viennna
• The Salon s'Automne in Paris
• The Meatyards in London

COLLECTIONS

(selected public)

• Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
• Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
• Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
• Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
• Grosvenor Library, Buffalo, NY
• Illinois State Artist Guild, Springfield, IL
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
• Lindsborg Artists Guild, Lindsborg, KS
• Neponsit Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (removed)
New York Public Library, New York, NY
• Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
• Smithsonian, Washington, DC
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
• Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

SELECTED MUSEUMS

Georgetown University Art Collection, Washington DC
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Wyoming Art Museum , Laramie, WY

BOOKS  

source: AskArt                                       * = illustration

AUTHOR/EDITOR
Davenport, Ray
Dunbier, Lonnie P. (ed)
Falk, Peter Hastings (ed)
Heller, Jules & Nancy G
Falk, Peter Hastings (ed)
Lang, Gladys & Kurt
Fresella-Lee, Nancy
Falk, Peter Hastings (ed)
Opitz, Glenn B (ed)
Petteys, Chris
Falk, Peter Hastings (ed)
Marlor, Clark S.
Tufts, Elenor
Rubinstein, Charlotte S.
L. Mason & J. Ludman
Berman, Greta
L. Mason & J. Ludman
Clark, Eliot
Finkelstein, Sidney W.
Reese, Albert
Arms, John Taylor (intro)
Cheney, Martha S. C.
Ed. Equinox Coop. Press
Mallett, Daniel Trowbridge
Bulliet, C. J.
Heller, Helen West

DATE
2005
2005
1999
1995
1990
1990
1989
1988
1986
1985
1985
1984
1984
1982
1979
1978
1975
1954
1954
1949
1947
1939
1936
1935
1930
1928

TITLE
Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition
• The Artists Bluebook
• Who Was Who in American Art
• North American Women Artists of the 20th Century
• Annual Exhibition Record of the Art Institute of Chicago
• Etched in Memory
• American Paintings, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
• Dictionary of Signatures & Monogram
• Mantle Fielding's Dictionary, American Painters, Sculptors, etc.
• Dictionary of Women Artists
• Who Was Who in American Art - Artists Active 1898-1947
• The Society of Independent Artists - Exhibit Record 1917-44
• American Women Artists, past and present
• American women artists: from early Indian times to the present
• Print reference sources: selected bibliography (2nd edition)
• Mural Painting in New York City: Under WPA Federal Art Project
• Print Reference Sources - Bibliography 18th-20th Centuries
• History of the National Academy of Design 1825-1953
• Realism in art
• American Prize Prints of the 20th Century
Woodcuts USA
• Modern art in America
• American Artists Congress - American Today: 100 Prints
• Index of Artists: International Biographical
(2 vols)
• Apples and madonnas; emotional expression in modern art
Migratory Urge

PAGE
2421
  479
3724
  612
1117
  427
  222   *
  556
1081
  780
  707
  600
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  300
  246
  296
  257
    26   *
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  811
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PUBLICATIONS

University of Wyoming Library                             * = illustration

AUTHOR
Jewett, Eleanor

Jewett, Eleanor

New York Times

Cahn, Edmond N.

Keyes, Bob

New York Times

Arizona Republic

Rushworth, Katherine

Artner, Alan G.

Aptheker, Herbert

DATE
February 5, 1930

December 9, 1930

November 18, 1935

December 2, 1951

May 1, 2008

June 12, 1932

July 15, 2011

December 16, 2001

March 11, 1994

July 31, 2001
(vol 14, issue 3)

   TITLE of ARTICLE and NAME of PUBLICATION
These Two Artists Mingle Mystic Ideas with Their Pigments
   © Chicago Daily Tribune (newspaper)
Gay Squirrels, Serious Minded Birds Art Show Features
   © Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago, IL (newspaper)
WPA Art to Cheer Crippled Children: Murals in the Boys' Ward
   and Dining Room Planned for Neponsit Beach Hospital

Starch for Backbones Woodcut by H W H
   © New York Times (newspaper illustration)
April showers bring May flowers . . . and First Friday
   © Portland Press Herald (newspaper)
Three Shows Open This Week
   © New York Times (newspaper)
West Valley museum highlights woodcuts
    © Arizona Republic
The Art of Sports: 'All Stars' embodies athletes, their emotions
   & sporting events
, © Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY (newspaper)
Sources, Motives Limit 'New Women' Show
   © Chicago Tribune (newspaper)
Book and Ideas: Anti-Semitism in the U.S. Army; Artists and
   McCarthyism
; Nature. Society, and Thought (journal article)

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NOTES

 

off-line info
Art Alliance Austin 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Installation view of the retrospective exhibit: "Helen West Heller," January 2003

 

An exhibition of Helen West Heller art works and artifacts was held in the Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, Massachusetts, from January 13 to February 7, 2003. Curated by Scattergood-Moore, the exhibit was the most significant Helen West Heller retrospective exhibition since her death in 1955. Items on display were drawn from three commercial galleries and two private collections. Over fifty woodcuts, executed from 1924 to 1953, plus illustrated books, a painting and copper relief by Helen West Heller were exhibited.


 

 

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

H E L E N   W E S T   H E L L E R   PRINTS
Gift of   D r.   E r n e s t   H a r m s,   1955

Title Medium Size (inches & cm)       Catalog #
01
02
03
04 Bird on a Branch
05 Coast Line
06 Northern Lights
07 * Bowl and Book [MU]
08 Oversoul
09 * Pitcher and Chair (The Chair)
10 * Friendship
11 ** Power Lines [MU?]
12 Construction
13 Indian Summer
14 The Peacock
15 * Sugaring Off
16 * Family
17 * Doer, Knower, Sayer
18 * The Sea Will Be Master
19 Indian Brave
20 Man Dressing
21 ** A Hand and a Rose [MU]
22 The Artist
23 Oriental Lovers
24 Two Birds at Sunrise
25 Medieval Garden
26 ** Bird Singing over Waterfall [MU]
27 Symbolic Scene with Four Figures
28 ** Landlady [MU]
29 Two Birds in Flight
30 ** Symbolic Eye with Grapes
31 Apple Gatherers
32 Ox-Sled
33 Bird with Still Life
34 Beast in the Jungle
35 Wind and Rain
36 Taurus
37 ** The Long-wihiskered Cat [MU]
38 * Double Profile
39 Three Stars
40 The Harvester
41 Reality and Subjectiveness
42 Man with Out-stretched Arms
43 Mystic in the Forest
44 * Ghost on the Stair
45 Bird in a Storm
46 Little Autumn Tree
47 Woman and Man
48 * Arabesque
49 Night and Day
50 Sea-scape
51 Spans
52 Man on Horseback
53 ** Roe Ring
54 Corn Shock
55 Map of Manhattan
56 * Indian with Bow and Arrow
57 At the Bottom of the Well
58 The Letter "M"
59 The Lake
60 Small Designs
61 Small Design
62 Small Design
63 The Letter "T"
64 The Letter "E"
65 The Letter "H"
66 The Letter "I"
67 ? Two Figures with Palm Trees
68 Double Masks
69 * Quarry
70 Pine Trees and Snow
71 Four Horses
72 Four Women
73 Ornament
74 Ornament
75 Ornament
76 Meteorological Study
77 ? Coastline [M?U]
78 * Jacob and the Angel
79 * Fiddle
80 * The Philosopher Eats a Doughnut
81 Lovers Beside a Pool
82 The Sleigh
83 Crouching Figure with Carriage
84 Mask
85 Sitting Figure
86 Sleep (Predella of Taurus)
87 Dogs (?) in the Sky
88 Girl Observed in a Fountain
89 The Firing Squad
90 Time and Space
91 Two Book Plates
92 *? Man on Horseback
93 Abstraction
94 ? The Old Dinner Bell
95 * Touchdown
96 The Acrobat
97 A Vision in Bed
98 The Tombstone
99 The Caravan
100 Decoration with Butterfly and Bird
101 * The Stampeding Bison [MU]
102 Rural Scene
103 Garden Corner
104 The Poet
105 The Young and Old
106 The March Hare
107 Two Greeks Talking
108 Mask Number One
109 ** Pulling Turnips
110 ** The Cook and Kettle
111 * A Log Cabin
112 Man Dressing, first state
113 Succession Surface and Surprise
114 The Harvester, first state
115 ** Man with a Rake
116 ? Veiled Woman and a Man
117 Greek Couple with Grapes
118 Floral Ornament
119 The Letter "B"
120 Lake in the Mountains
121 ? Lot of 16 Initial Letters
122 Lot of 22 Pages "Migratory Urge"
123 The Nineteen-Twenties
124 ** Saint Francis Singing
125 Firefly
126 ** Wheeled Chair
127 Allegory
128 * East Wind
129 * Middle America
130 November Twilight
131 Street of Old Paris # 1
132 ? Title Page [M?U]
133 Running between Stars
134 A Peaceful Valley
135 * Arabesque
136 Agriculture
137 * Jungle
138 ** Jain
139 * Chicago Contrasts
140 The Birdnest
141 ** Intersecion of Three Streets
142 ** Reforestation
143 * Star Child (aka Prairie Child)
144 ** Plowman of India
145 ** Hooves
146 ** Oak Street Beach at Night
147 ** Ducks
148 * Isometric Architect
149 ** Cider Press
150 * Baseball
151 * Cop
152 ** Flogging
153 ** Dune
154 ** The Beach at Cedar Street
155 ** St. Francis on Verna
156 * The Hurdlers
157 * Creation
158 * Cosmic Rays
159 * Biology
160 Landscape with Lake
161 * Corn Husker
162 ** Cotton Picking
163 * Operator
164 ** The Barker
165 The Arrest # 1
166 The Arrest # 2
167 Epic River
168 * Pisces
169 ** Whippet Race
woodcuts


3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. (7.9 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.4)
3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.5)
2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.5)
3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (8.9 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.7)
3 7/8 x 4 in. (9.8 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.8)
3 3/4 x 4 in. (9.5 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.9)
3 1/2 x 4 in. (8.9 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.10)
3 1/16 x 2 5/16 in. (7.8 x 5.9 cm) (55.572.11)
3 1/16 x 2 5/16 in. (7.8 x 5.9 cm) (55.572.12)
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (11.4 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.13)
4 x 5 1/16 in. (10.2 x 12.9 cm) (55.572.14)
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (11.4 x 8.3 cm) (55.572.15)
3 1/4 x 3 in. (8.3 x 7.6 cm) (55.572.16)
* 2 15/16 x 4 in. (7.5 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.17)
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (9.8 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.18)
2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (7 x 5.4 cm) (55.572.19)
1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (4.4 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.20)
* 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 in. (4.8 x 3.5 cm) (55.572.21)
2 x 2 in. (5.1 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.22)
2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 7 cm) (55.572.23)
1 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (4.4 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.24)
1 1/2 x 2 in. (3.8 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.25)
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.26)
2 x 4 in. (5.1 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.27)
* 2 x 1 3/4 in. (5.1 x 4.4 cm) (55.572.28)
3 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. (9.5 x 7.9 cm) (55.572.29)
* 1 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. (4.8 x 9.2 cm) (55.572.30)
3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.31)
2 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (7 x 9.8 cm) (55.572.32)
2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (7 x 8.9 cm) (55.572.33)
2 x 2 1/2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.34)
3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.35)
3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (8.9 x 7 cm) (55.572.36)
3 x 2 3/8 in. (7.6 x 6 cm) (55.572.37)
2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (7 x 6 cm) (55.572.38)
1 3/8 x 2 1/8 in. (3.5 x 5.4 cm) (55.572.39)
2 x 1 1/2 in. (5.1 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.40)
2 7/8 x 4 in. (7.3 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.41)
3 5/8 x 4 in. (9.2 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.42)
4 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (11.1 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.43)
* 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (11.1 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.44)
5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.45)
2 x 1 1/4 in. (5.1 x 3.2 cm) (55.572.46)
3 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. (8.3 x 15.6 cm) (55.572.47)
* 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. (8.3 x 9.5 cm) (55.572.48)
1 1/4 x 4 in. (3.2 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.49)
5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (1.6 x 7 cm) (55.572.50)
3 1/2 x 4 in. (8.9 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.51)
*? 2 x 1 3/4 in. (5.1 x 4.4 cm) (55.572.52)
* 3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.53)
2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (5.7 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.54)
4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (12.1 x 9.8 cm) (55.572.55)
* 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 in. (7.3 x 5.4 cm) (55.572.56)
3 3/4 x 4 in. (9.5 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.57)
1 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (3.8 x 4.1 cm) (55.572.58)
1 x 2 in. (2.5 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.59)
1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (3.2 x 1.9 cm) (55.572.60)
5/8 x 1/2 in. (1.6 x 1.3 cm) (55.572.61)
5/8 x 1/2 in. (1.6 x 1.3 cm)(55.572.62)
1 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (3.8 x 3.5 cm) (55.572.63)
(55.572.64)
1 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (3.8 x 3.5 cm)(55.572.65)
1 1/2 x 3/4 in. (3.8 x 1.9 cm) (55.572.66)
*? 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.67)
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (5.7 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.68)
1 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (3.5 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.69)
3 x 2 7/8 in. (7.6 x 7.3 cm) (55.572.70)
3 1/2 x 4 in. (8.9 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.71)
1 3/8 x 2 1/16 in. (3.5 x 5.2 cm) (55.572.72)
3/16 x 5/8 in. (0.5 x 1.6 cm) (55.572.73)
4 x 1/2 in. (10.2 x 1.3 cm) (55.572.74)
3 1/2 x 1 in. (8.9 x 2.5 cm) (55.572.75)
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in. (9.8 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.76)
*? 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.77)
* 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (12.1 x 9.5 cm) (55.572.78)
* 3 5/8 x 4 in. (9.2 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.79)
3 3/4 x 4 in. (9.5 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.80)
4 1/2 x 4 in. (11.4 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.81)
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.82)
3 1/4 x 4 in. (8.3 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.83)
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.84)
2 x 2 1/2 in. (5.1 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.85)
1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (4.4 x 7.3 cm) (55.572.86)
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (11.4 x 6.7 cm)(55.572.87)
2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (7 x 8.3 cm) (55.572.88)
2 3/4 x 4 in. (7 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.89)
3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.90)
6 1/16 x 2 3/8 in. (15.4 x 6 cm) (55.572.91)
*? 2 x 1 3/4 in. (5.1 x 4.4 cm) (55.572.92)
2 5/8 x 4 in. (6.7 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.93)
3 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (8.3 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.94)
2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (6.4 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.95)
2 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. (6.7 x 3.5 cm) (55.572.96)
1 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (4.4 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.97)
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.98)
3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.99)
1 x 2 1/8 in. (2.5 x 5.4 cm) (55.572.100)
3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.101)
2 x 4 in. (5.1 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.102)
2 x 3 in. (5.1 x 7.6 cm) (55.572.103)
1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (3.2 x 4.1 cm) (55.572.104)
1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (4.4 x 5.7 cm)(55.572.105)
1 3/8 x 7 3/16 in. (3.5 x 18.3 cm) (55.572.106)
1 1/2 x 2 in. (3.8 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.107)
1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.4 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.108)
* 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (5.7 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.109)
* 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (5.7 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.110)
* 2 1/4 x 2 in. (5.7 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.111)
1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (4.4 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.112)
2 7/8 x 4 in. (7.3 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.113)
2 x 1 1/2 in. (5.1 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.114)
* 3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.115)
? 3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.116)
2 x 2 3/4 in. (5.1 x 7 cm) (55.572.117)
1 1/4 x 2 in. (3.2 x 5.1 cm) (55.572.118)
(55.572.119)
(55.572.120)
each 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.8 x 3.8 cm) (55.572.121)
each 3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.122)
3 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. (7.9 x 6.7 cm) (55.572.123)
* 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (21.6 x 17.1 cm) (55.572.124)
10 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (27.3 x 24.8 cm) (55.572.125)
* 5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.126)
2 7/8 x 4 in. (7.3 x 10.2 cm) (55.572.127)
* 6 x 7 in. (15.2 x 17.8 cm) (55.572.128)
* 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (20 x 14.9 cm) (55.572.129)
4 3/8 x 6 in. (11.1 x 15.2 cm) (55.572.130)
2 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (5.7 x 7 cm) (55.572.131)
2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (7 x 5.7 cm) (55.572.132)
3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (8.3 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.133)
3 x 2 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.134)
* 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (1.9 x 6.4 cm) (55.572.135)
10 3/4 x 9 5/8 in. (27.3 x 24.4 cm) (55.572.136)
* 12 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (31.8 x 16.8 cm) (55.572.137)
* 12 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (31.8 x 16.8 cm) (55.572.138)
* 9 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. (23.5 x 21.6 cm) (55.572.139)
11 x 6 3/4 in. (27.9 x 17.1 cm) (55.572.140)
* 5 x 5 3/8 in. (12.7 x 13.7 cm) (55.572.141)
* 11 x 9 5/8 in. (27.9 x 24.4 cm) (55.572.142)
*? 9 x 8 1/4 in. (22.9 x 21 cm) (55.572.143)
* 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (32.4 x 23.5 cm) (55.572.144)
* 7 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (19.1 x 31.1 cm) (55.572.145)
* 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (14.6 x 22.2 cm) (55.572.146)
* Ducks (55.572.147)
* 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (19.7 x 14.6 cm) (55.572.148)
6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (16.8 x 14 cm) (55.572.149)
* 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17.1 x 21.6 cm) (55.572.150)
* 12 x 7 1/2 in. (30.5 x 19.1 cm) (55.572.151)
* 8 1/4 x 9 in. (21 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.152)
* 7 1/2 x 12 in. (19.1 x 30.5 cm) (55.572.153)
* 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (14.6 x 22.2 cm) (55.572.154)
* 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (23.5 x 27.3 cm) (55.572.155)
* 7 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. (18.1 x 21.9 cm) (55.572.156)
7 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (18.4 x 22.2 cm) (55.572.157)
* 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (27.3 x 23.5 cm) (55.572.158)
* 10 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (27.3 x 23.5 cm) (55.572.159)
5 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (13.3 x 10.8 cm) (55.572.160)
* 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (21.9 x 17.1 cm) (55.572.161)
* 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (21.9 x 17.1 cm) (55.572.162)
* 7 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (18.4 x 22.2 cm) (55.572.163)
* 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (21.6 x 14.3 cm) (55.572.164)
6 3/16 in. (15.8 cm) (55.572.165)
7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (19.7 x 17.1 cm) (55.572.166)
7 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (19.7 x 16.5 cm) (55.572.167)
* 8 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (21.6 x 18.4 cm) (55.572.168)
** 6 x 8 in. (15.2 x 20.3 cm) (55.572.169)
170 * Coal Heaver
171 City
172 Bull Fiddler and Cellist
173 Postman
174 * Fiddle Head
175 Two Nudes
176 Crocodile
177 Hurricane
178 Wrecking Gang
179 Service
180 Postman in Blizzard
181 * Valley
182 Skaters

lithographs 10 3/8 x 8 in. (26.4 x 20.3 cm) (55.572.170)
10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.7 x 20.3 cm) (55.572.171)
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm) (55.572.172)
11 1/2 x 9 in. (29.2 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.173)
12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm) (55.572.174)
9 x 10 1/2 in. (22.9 x 26.7 cm) (55.572.175)
10 1/2 x 9 in. (26.7 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.176)
10 1/2 x 9 in. (26.7 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.177)
9 x 9 1/2 in. (22.9 x 24.1 cm) (55.572.178)
10 x 12 1/4 in. (25.4 x 31.1 cm) (55.572.179)
12 1/2 x 9 in. (31.8 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.180)
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm) (55.572.181)
11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (29.2 x 21.6 cm) (55.572.182)
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