(1830 - 1884)
Helen R. (or L.) Searle was active/lived in Vermont, New York, Illinois. Helen Searle is known for still life-fruit-trompe l'oeil.
Biography Helen Searle
Little known today, Helen Searle was regarded as one of the best trained still-life painters of the 19th-century. Her still life subjects included fruit, flowers, and game arranged in clear light, suggestive of an outdoor setting, usually in a formal manner.
She was born in Burlington, Vermont but moved with her family to Rochester, New York when she was ten years old.
In 1863, she began to receive attention for still lifes, she exhibited at the Babies' Hospital Relief Bazaar in Rochester, and the following year, she showed her work at the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Because of her growing reputation, she was appointed the teacher of painting and drawing at Mrs. Bryan's Female Seminary at Batavia, New York, but she recognized
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