(1943 - 1984)
Helen (Little Standing Spruce) Hardin was active/lived in New Mexico. Helen Hardin is known for geometric abstract Indian imagery painting.
Biography Helen Hardin
Born in New Mexico and as an adult a resident of Espanola, New Mexico,
Helen Hardin was the daughter of Herbert Hardin and Pablita Verlarde,
famous Indian woman painter. Helen Hardin's work showed a
transition from traditional Indian painting to more modern, abstract
images--some of them Cubist*--and a more painterly* style. She
focused on patterns to reflect daily Indian life rather than realistic
depiction. Her work also expresses a deep personal
mysticism. She was a member of the New Mexico Council of American
Indians and has performed as an actress on television.
up with a mother who was an artist, she had early exposure to art
training. She spent her first years in Santa Clara and then m
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