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Helen Boyd Keen papers, 1936-1986

Biographical 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 attended the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington. She studied art under Mark Tobey for ten years in the Seattle area. In 1945, she moved to New York City where she enrolled at the Art Students League. She exhibited her works in many group shows around the country.