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Helen Boyd Keen papers, 1936-1986

Keen, Helen Boyd, b. 1899-


Collection Information

Size: 1.5 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Helen Boyd Keen measure 1.5 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1986. Found are scattered biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files on colleagues, printed material, photographs, one scrapbook, sketches, and one sketchbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Boyd Keen (1899-1992) was a painter active in New York City, New York. She was influenced by Asian art techniques and the landscape of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest.


Helen Boyd Keen donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1975 and 1984.

Language Note

English .


Processing of this collection received federal support from the Collections Care Initiative Fund, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative and the National Collections Program