(1894 - 1969)
Helene Marie Marguerite Perdriat was active/lived in France. Helene Perdriat is known for portrait, marine and fantasy painting, book illustration.
Biography Helene Perdriat
Hélène Marie Marguerite Perdriat was born in La Rochelle, France in
1894. In 1915 at the age of 21, she became ill and believed she
was going to die. In her sick bed she had a longing to paint a
self-portrait; this was the beginning of a long successful career.
She recovered from her illness but required a long convalescence, which
gave her the opportunity to continue painting. She painted more
self-portraits, portraits of friends and her sisters. She painted
from childhood dreams, and memories of ships from the Breton coast, and
she wrote poems. She painted animals, ships, and sailors, but
always return to self-images, often incorporating her fantasy
When Perdriat recovered
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