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Helen Mann Van Cleve

 (1891 - 1975)
Helen Mann Van Cleve was active/lived in California, Wisconsin.  Helen Van Cleve is known for children's book illustrator, painting, scu.lpture, design.

Helen Mann Van Cleve

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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 5, 1891, Helen Van Cleve studied at the Boston Art School under Bela Pratt (1915-18); the Grande Chaumière in Paris; UC Berkeley (1926-28); Art Institute of Chicago; and with Eva Withrow and Cora Boone.

During the 1920s and 1930s, she was a resident of Berkeley, California, and from 1940s-1962 of Pacific Palisades, California.

She died in Santa Barbara, CA on June 15, 1975.

As well as an artist, she was also the author-illustrator of children's books.

Westwood Art Association, Southwest Artists, Society for Sanity in Art, Pacific Palisades Art Association

San Diego FA Society, 1932; Montclair (NJ) Museum, 1934; Rockefeller Center (NYC), 1934; Santa Barbara Museum, 1940, 1944, 1945; Laguna Beach Art Association, 1944.

San Diego Public Library (busts); California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Who's Who on the Pacific Coast 1951; Who's Who in American Art 1940-62.

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About  Helen Mann Van Cleve

Born:  1891 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died:   1975 - Santa Barbara County, California
Known for:  children's book illustrator, painting, scu.lpture, design