Born in Lynden, WA on May 30, 1904. After graduating from the University of Washington, Helder studied at the ASL in NYC. From 1939-41 she taught at the Spokane Art Center. In 1943 she married John S. Paterson and settled in Los Angeles where she remained. During 1952-55 she taught at the Los Angeles Art Institute. She died on May 1, 1968. Member: Women Painters of the West; Women Artists of Washington; American WC Society; Nat'l Ass'n of Women Artists. Exh: Portland (OR) Museum, 1936; SFMA, 1936, 1937; Denver Museum, 1938, 1940; Oakland Art Gallery, 1938-41; Calif. WC Society, 1940-50; San Diego FA Society, 1941; MM, 1942; MOMA, 1943; LACMA, 1945 (solo); Calif. State Fair, 1953; LA AA, 1953. In: Seattle Museum; High Museum (Atla
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Who's Who in American Art
1938-62; Women Artists of the American West
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