Helen Hyde
1868-1919 ~ American

In Their Holiday Clothes


This is a great original woodblock in colors by American artist Helen Hyde. The image size is 13 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1914, cat: Mason & Mason-119, pencil signed, housed in a signed and dated, gilt, art deco frame; "Thulin", 1921. Helen Hyde grew up in California but traveled widely throughout her life. She studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1888-1889, then traveled throughout Europe for four years. While in Paris, she was first exposed to the Japanese style of woodblock prints, which captured her imagination and greatly influenced her entire career. She lived for eleven years in Japan, where she created the majority of her work, carving some of her own blocks as well as working with Japanese carvers and printers to produce her distinctive images.