Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Helen Dryden  (1887 - 1981)

About: Helen Dryden


Examples of her work


Quick facts

Exhibits - current  



Book references

Magazine references pre-2007  

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
Buy and Sell: Helen Dryden
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for her*  

Auction sales graphs*


What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  

Market Alert - Free

Lived/Active: New York/Maryland      Known for: illustrator-female figure, designer

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription
BIOGRAPHY for Helen Dryden
1887 (Baltimore, Maryland)

New York/Maryland

   Share an Image of the Artist

Often Known For
illustrator-female figure, designer

Discussion Board
Would you like to discuss this artist?
AskART Discussion Boards
(0 Active)

Categories of Interest

Art Nouveau
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Remembered primarily for her cover art for "Vogue" magazine in the early 1900s, Helen Dryden reflected various styles including Art Nouveau and Art Deco. She also created Japanese-style prints, primitive Italian painters and children's books.

Her subjects "were rich and sensuous in color, witty and lighthearted, but also with a haughty air of elegance". (Reed 139) One of the reasons her illustrations were popular was that they reflected popular trends and changing fashions. She started with "Vogue" in 1911, almost from its founding, and stayed until 1923. Vogue publisher Conde Nast gave her much artistic freedom.

Helen Dryden was born in Baltimore and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She first did artwork for the Strathmore papers and then took jobs in fashion advertising and costume design. After leaving "Vogue", she had numerous advertising clients including Knox Hats, Kayser stockings, "McCalls" and "The Delineator" magazines. She also was involved in the 1937 re-design of the Studebaker automobile.

Sources include:
Walt Reed, "The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000"
Dan Klein, "All Color Book of Art Deco"

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at

  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists