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Sturtevant, Helena

Helena Sturtevant (1872-1946) was born in Middletown, Rhode Island and studied at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts with Edmund Tarbell, and at the Academie Colarossi in Paris with Jacques Blanche and Lucien Simon. She lived in Middletown, near Second Beach but kept a studio on the grounds of her grandparents' estate in Newport, R.I. Sturtevant painted landscapes and portraits and was a printmaker and art teacher. She was a founder of the Newport Art Association (now the Newport Art Museum) and director of its art school. She is best known for scenes of coastal Newport and the international Cup Races off Newport. She exhibited widely throughout her career including at the National Academy, the Paris Salons, the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York World's Fair (1939), Copley Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939. Works from the first part of her career show the influence of Impressionism,but her later works were reuptedly moodier and more introspective. No items found.