"Ballet Studio" by Arthur Helwig (1899-1976)
signed lower right Helwig '34
art size: 7 1/2" x 10"
Arthur Louis Helwig was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1899. He began his studies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under noted Cincinnati artists Herman Wessel and John Weis and furthered them at the Academies Julian and Modern in Paris with Leger Ozanfant. A prominent member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Helwig served once as a president and twice as a board member. His other professional affiliations included the American Artists Professional League, Cincinnati Professional Artists (president) and the American Watercolorists. In 1929, the former Art Academy student became a teacher and remained there until the 1970's. Along the way, he took time to author "Making a Lithograph" (Cincinnati Museum Association) and "Prints by the Dozen" (produced by WLW-TV).
Arthur Helwig worked in oils, watercolor and various printing methods. He was also known in the are as a mural painter. He had done murals for a number of local schools, churches and industrial buildings. His work is included as part of the collections of a number of museums including the Philadelphia Museum, the Cleveland Museum and the Chicago Art Institute, as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum. His works are also represented in numerous private collections throughout the country.
Cincinnati Art Museum, International Exhibition of Lithography, Denver Art Museum, Met. Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, San Francisco Museum of Art., Art Institute of Chicago, World's Fair (1939), and the Toledo Museum of Art.