Helen West Heller

Maiden Name: 
Barnhart
Variant Names: 
Helena Barnhart
Spouse: 
Herbert Warren West; Roger Heller
Birth Date: 
1872
Birth Place: 
Rushville, IL
Death Date: 
11/19/1955
Death Place: 
New York, NY
Variant Date/Place: 
Residences/Studios: 
Chicago
New York City
Canton, Illinois
Active In: 
Illinois
New York City
Medium: 
Block Print
Graphic Art
Illustration
Mixed Media
Painting - Watercolor
Printmaking
Subject: 
Animals
Animals in Landscape
Barnyard Fowl
Botanical
Child Genre
Everyday life
Figure
Genre
Landscape
Rural Scene
Exhibitions: 
Neo-Arlimuso Society, Chicago, ca 1920s.
No-Jury Society of Artists, Chicago, 1922
Madison (WI) Art Association, 1922
Art Institute of Chicago exhibits in 1923, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
Brooklyn (NY) Museum, 1929-32.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
American Artists Congress, NYC, 1936
National Academy of Design, NYC, 1942-46.
Artists' Gallery, NYC, 1942
Library of Congress, Washington DC, 1943, 44, 45
Memberships: 
American Artists Congress, NYC, 1936
Biography: 

For more information about Helen West Heller, please see Scattergood-Moore's Heller Timeline and other materials at his website: http://www.pantherpro-webdesign.com/heller/index.html,/ A biography is also available at the Modernism in the New City website at http://www.chicagomodern.org/artists/helen_west_heller/.

Also see two recent books about the artist by Larry E. Stanfel: Uncompromising Souls: The lives and Work of Artist Helen West Heller and Husband Roger.

The Complete Poetry of Helen West Heller: With Illustrations Selected from Her Art. Both books available at createspace.com and bookstores. Larry's website is www.larrystanfel.com.