Helen

(390)
1941
Wellfleet, MA
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (60.3 x 73 cm)
Signed lower left: "E W Dickinson
Titled bottom center: HELEN"
Dated on right: "1941"
Inscribed lower right: "Wellfleet"
Steven Platzman
Photo: Harlee Little

Notes

Painted in Wellfleet, MA, February 23, 24, 25, March 1, 21 (journal). The French frame which was used as format for this portrait was also used for "Constant" in the same year and "Self-Portrait in Uniform" in 1942. Painted pansies at lower right refer to Helen's childhood nickname "Pansy." Helen is posed nude and reflected in a mirror with drapery over the top.

Provenance

Dr. Alexander Halperin
Estate
Steven Platzman

Exhibition History

1941 Passedoit Gallery: Paintings, Edwin Dickinson
1942 Stuart School: Paintings and Drawings by Edwin Dickinson
1965 Whitney: Edwin Dickinson. Major retrospective