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Helen Aldrich Swenson

female 1906-1983
Era:
20th Century
Life city:
Kalamazoo, MI
Work city:
Angola, IN
Styles:
Graphics
Illustrations
Landscapes
Paintings
Still Lifes
Watercolors
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Helen Aldrich was born in Kalamazoo, MI in 1906 and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago in the mid-1920s. She worked as a commercial artist in Chicago for much of her early life, illustrating children’s books and designing greeting cards for Marshall Field and Company. She moved on to painting watercolor still lifes and landscapes and, after 1952, began to focus her attention on fine-art photography.

She moved to Indiana in 1936 with her husband Ben Swenson, a Chicago hotel manager. In 1948, they built a resort called Wing Haven near Angola, IN which they operated until 1972. This resort was the only place where Helen exhibited and sold her paintings.

Source: Skirting the Issue, by Newton and Weiss

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