The following was submitted by Christine A. Fincke, the artist's niece:
Helen C. Fincke was born in Rosedale, Kansas in 1919 to Eastern European Immigrants. Her father, a lawyer, died at about the same time that she was finishing college at the University of Kansas where she studied art under Raymond Eastwood, Albert Bloch, Bob Green & John Frazier, who were on the faculty at that time. Helen's widowed mother then moved West to relocate her family of three children in Los Angeles, California.
She began a long career of teaching in the Los Angeles public school system, until retiring in 1979. She continued to pursue and create her own work up to a year or two before her death in Los Angeles in 199
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