Theme/Style – Modernism, figurative art, animal figures, still life
Media – Woodblock prints, bronze and cement sculpture, watercolors, murals
Artistic Focus – Helen Seegert was a skilled sculptor and printmaker, and by all accounts a fiercely independent woman and an enthusiastic member of the circle of artists working in the Santa Barbara area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Her color woodblock prints are especially notable for their elegant composition and deep, jewel-like colors.
Career Highlights –
- Born Helena Maye Gould in 1907 in Carpinteria near Santa Barbara, California, Helen Seegert grew up in that area and in 1926 enrolled at the Santa Barbara State Teachers College, which later became the University of California at Santa Barbara. It was there that she met Frederick A. Seegert, a fellow artist and sculptor, whom she married in 1927 while they were both still students. Thereafter she was known as Helen (and sometimes Helena) M. Seegert.
Selection of Works by this Artist
Bibliographic references are available upon request.