The following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Director, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY.
HELEN WELLS SEYMOUR (December 17, 1878 - October 27, 1937)
Painter, print-maker, craftsperson, lecturer. Born in Washington, DC, the daughter of patent attorney Henry Albert Seymour (1847-1921) and his wife Mary Marilla Leggett (1853-1914). The family resided in northwest Washington on Connecticut Avenue.
Though from an early age she traveled the globe (In 1896 to Belgium; in 1901 to Egypt; in 1906 and 1907 to Italy; and in 1909 to England) her artistic training is not clear. One possible location for her training may have been Teachers College in New York City (
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