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Helen Ludwig papers, 1937-1999

Ludwig, Helen, 1911-

Painter, Educator, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 10.3 Linear feet

Summary: A majority of the collection contains sketchbooks by Helen Ludwig. Also included are biographical information; correspondence; published and unpublished writings by Ludwig; photographs and slides of works of art; financial documents; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Ludwig (1911-2009) was a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist, in San Francisco, California. Ludwig gained a following in San Francisco and the Bay area for her scenes of the region. She is also known for her work teaching art to handicapped children.


Donated 1980-1999 by Helen Ludwig and in 2016 by the Helen Ludwig estate via Vera Conrad, Ludwig's executor and granddaughter.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Helen Ludwig papers, 1937-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.