Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 5, 1891, Helen Van Cleve studied at the Boston Art School under Bela Pratt (1915-18); the Grande Chaumière in Paris; UC Berkeley (1926-28); Art Institute of Chicago; and with Eva Withrow and Cora Boone.
During the 1920s and 1930s, she was a resident of Berkeley, California, and from 1940s-1962 of Pacific Palisades, California.
She died in Santa Barbara, CA on June 15, 1975.
As well as an artist, she was also the author-illustrator of children's books.
Westwood Art Association, Southwest Artists, Society for Sanity in Art, Pacific Palisades Art Association
San Diego FA Society, 1932; Montclair (NJ) Museum, 1934; Rockefeller Center
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast
1951; Who's Who in American Art
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