(1868 - 1919)
Helen Hyde was active/lived in California / Japan. Helen Hyde is known for oriental figure-views painting, woodblock printmaking, illustration.
Biography Helen Hyde
Helen Hyde was an etcher, illustrator and painter born in Lima, New
York, April 6, 1868. She was a pupil of Emil Carlsen in New York,
Raphael Collin in Paris, Franz Skarbina in Berlin and Kano Tomanobo in
Japan. It was enthusiasm for her teacher, Felix Regamey, director
of the Musee Guimet in Paris, that first inspired her interest in
Japanese art. When her pictures were refused at the Salon, she
returned home determined to give up her chosen profession. Living in San Francisco upon her return to America, she found that the Chinese
characteristics of that city interested her, and her sketches made in
Chinatown became popular.
Intent on going to Japan for a few
months, she stayed fifteen years, and from her exper
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