Helen Hoffman Rousseau
(1895 - 1992)
Helen Hoffman Rousseau was active/lived in California, Indiana. Helen Rousseau is known for modernist seascape, landscape, figure painting.
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Born in Rochester, Indiana on July 2,1895, Helen Rousseau could have hardly imagined how her eventual interest in art would affect art around the world. Helen married early to Otto Rousseau, and later studied painting at University of California, Pomona College, and California School of Fine Art.
She was greatly influenced by Otis Oldfield, whose guidance and subject matter of modern seascapes and figures can be seen in her early works. Her works were of modernist style, and mimicking Oldfield she often painted scenes of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her later style developed soon after her return in 1951 to the CSFA. She was taken under the wing of David Park, and studied under his more experimental figurative style. He, as o
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