Helen Hudson Below

Maiden Name: 
Hudson
Spouse: 
William Below
Birth Date: 
1887
Birth Place: 
Redfield, SD
Death Place: 
Oak Park, IL
Active In: 
Oak Park/River Forest.
Medium: 
Illustration
Painting
Subject: 
Landscape
Exhibitions: 
Illinois Art League, 1923-45
All-Illinois Society of Fine Arts, Chicago
National League of Pen Women
Solo, Rockford (IL) Belle Keith Gallery at Rockford Woman's Club, 1938.
Solo, Forest Park (IL) Women's Club.
Oak Park/River Forest (IL) Art League, 1923-45
Awards: 
Oak Park/River Forest (IL) Art League, 1929, 38
Training: 
SAIC
Boothbay Harbor and Provincetown, MA.
Other Occupations: 
Teacher, Illinois and Wisconsin public schools, 10 years.
Book illustrator
Biography: 
Biography from the Oak Park Art League http://www.opal-art.com
"Art League Book for Austin, Oak Park and River Forest Art League, 1940"

Helen Hudson Below, 327 North Grove Avenue, Oak Park

Helen Hudson Below (Mrs. Wm. J. A.) was born in Redfield, South Dakota, and educated in the grade and high schools of Wausau, Wis. She graduated with honor from the Art Institute of Chicago after which she supervised and taught art in Wisconsin and Illinois for ten years. Gave up teaching temporarily to become an illustrator of childrens books and magazines. Has kept up her art education, taking summer courses at Boothbay Harbor, Maine with Henry Snell, and at Provincetown, Mass. with George Elmer Browne.

Has exhibited at the Art League since joining in 1923, receiving a purchase prize in 1929. Is at present a member of the Board of Directors, and teaches the Wednesday class in landscape and still life at the League. Also belongs to The All-Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, and exhibits in their shows. Has exhibited with the National League of Pen Women, and at The Art Institute. Has had one-man shows at the Forest Park and Rockford, Ill. Woman’s Clubs.