Helen Marie Gaede Allen
(1914 - 2011)
Helen Marie Gaede Allen was active/lived in Maine, New Jersey. Helen Allen is known for modernist coastal view and still life painting, teaching.
Biography Helen Marie Gaede Allen
The following information was submitted by Elizabeth Seaton, grand daughter of the artist. The text is adapted from a brochure for the exhibition "Quarrying Form: The Paintings of Helen Marie Allen," Bangor [Maine] Public Library Lecture Hall, August 2-30, 2012
Helen Marie Allen (1914-2011)
Equally inspired by a crashing sea or a placid quarry, Helen Marie Allen pared nature to its essential forms and colors in the many paintings she produced as an artist and art educator in Maine. Allen spent most of her adult life in Bangor, though much of her work grew from summer outings and workshops along the Maine seacoast. For thirty years she kept a studio at Bangor's State and Pine Streets. There she taught oil painting whe
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