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Arthur Helwig Watercolor Painting

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Arthur Helwig (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1899-1976)
Untitled, mid 20th century
Watercolor painting on paper

A watercolor painting on paper by listed artist Arthur Helwig (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1899-1976), dated mid 20th century. The work depicts a close-up view of a partially abstracted waterscape comprised of loose brushstrokes and subtle bleeding pigments. The piece is unsigned and is presented unframed.

Arthur Helwig was a notable artist and past president of the Cincinnati Art Club (1939 to 1941). Helwig was an active artist and instructor for well over four decades years. During this period he exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe, and over twenty different cities across the United States from San Francisco to New York City. He won a number of awards for his paintings including four 1st prize awards in national shows for his impressive lithographic prints. Helwig’s contribution as an art instructor was impressive, teaching for many years at the Cincinnati Art Academy. Helwig studied under Theodore Dorl, Bessie Hoover Wessel, and James Hopkins. He worked in watercolor, oils, and numerous printing methods and was also a well-known mural painter. His work has been featured in the collections of numerous museums across the United States including The Cincinnati Art Museum, Chicago Art Institute, The Philadelphia Museum, and The Cleveland Art Museum.


- minor wear along the edges and negligible warping to paper; minor toning and negligible stains throughout the composition.


22.5" W x 15.25" H x 0.01" D

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