Helen Burdon Price
1926 – 2012
Helen Burdon Price was born in Saint Louis, Missouri and was educated at Louisiana State University, Johns Hopkins as well as Columbia University. She has studied with John Heliker, Budd Hopkins and Ken Nishi.
Helen Burdon Price paints semiabstract and abstract works using land and cityscape elements. Early pieces used hard edges of subtle color in segmented spaces to offer rather remote and impassive views of rivers, mountains and city buildings. Present work breaks these rigid colors into free textures and patterns, rich colors and
moving shapes to render impassioned and romantic visions of the external world caught in telling moments.
Acrylic paint and collage are favored media, and often combined. Transparent layers, scoring and textures project the power of rhythms within these images.