Robert Helm (1943-2008)
Robert Helm, one of the Northwest's most acclaimed artists died October 21, 2008. He was 65 and known for surreal imagery and exquisite craftsmanship. Bob was born in Wallace, Idaho, and attended North Central High School in Spokane, where he met Tamara Kimpel. They married in 1966, and had a daughter Brenna, and a son, Boone. He earned his MFA degree at WSU in 1969, and taught at the University of Colorado before returning to teach at WSU from 1971-84. He and Tammy continued to live and work in their studios in the middle of his beloved wheat fields between Pullman and Moscow.
From there, his art went to museums and galleries all over the world. His art is in the
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