Helen Beccard Niles Cubist Painting Cityscape
A large-Scale acrylic painting on canvas. Cubist / Cubism style cityscape titled by artist "Muted City". Soft pastel shades of blue. Retains original painted wood frame. Signed lower right Helen Beccard Niles (b. 1903 d. 1994). Measures 1.63"D 39.5"W 41.88"H. Excellent original condition. Shipping Continental US $295.
Helen Beccard Niles
AKA Helen Louise Beccard:
Helen was born in 1903, St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of John F. Beccard, Jr., a St. Louis police officer, and Lena M. Obermark, his wife. Although the family name sounds French, both of her parents are of German descent. She was the eldest of three children. Helen attended Yeatman High School, St. Louis, and is mentioned in that school's 1926 yearbook as a successful former student who, at the time, was working at Mary Institute and preparing illustrations for a childrens' book being written by a friend of hers. In April, 1930 she lived with her parents at 3024 Walton St., St. Louis, and was still working as a teacher of painting and drawing at Mary Institute.