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Arthur Helwig Double-Sided Watercolor Painting

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Arthur Helwig (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1899-1976)
Untitled, early 20th century
Double-sided watercolor painting on paper

A double-sided watercolor painting on paper by listed artist Arthur Helwig (Cincinnati, Ohio; 1899-1976), dated early 20th century. The work depicts a vibrant figural landscape comprised of multiple figures interacting at the outsides of a Mexican residential structure. To the verso, a partially abstracted figure walks on the road of multiple wooden houses. 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 and toning throughout the edges of paper; even toning and negligible stains throughout the paper.


13.5" W x 10.25" H x 0.01" D

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