biography of Peter HELCK (1893-1988)

Birth place: NYC

Death place: Millerton, NY

Addresses: Yonkers, NY, 1933; NYC, 1947; Millerton, NY, 1973

Profession: Illustrator, writer, painter, etcher

Studied: ASL with Frank Brangwyn, Harry Wickey & Lewis Daniel; W. de Leftwich Dodge

Exhibited: Royal Acad., London, 1923; Pittsburgh Int., 1935; Salons of Am., 1935; AIC; S. Indp. A., 1940; many NAD exhibs., 1940-50; Little Rock AC, 1964 (solo) & Sheldon Swope Gals., 1966 (solo). Awards: PAFA, 1928 (Pennell Medal), 1936 (prize); All. Artists Am., 1938 (medal); Phila. Pr. Club, 1938 (prize), 1939 (prize); exhib., Kansas, 1938 (prize); New York Art Dirs., 1931-51 (five medals); Soc. Illustrators, 1968 (Hall of Fame gold medal)

Member: SC; NAD; AWCS; All. Artists Am.

Work: MMA; Carnegie Inst.; New Britain (CT) Mus. Am. Art; Sheldon Swope Galleries, Terre Haute, IN; Montagu Mus., Beaulieu, England.

Comments: Preferred media: casein, tempera. Teaching: Famous Artists School, Westport, CT, 1948-. Positions: art ed., Bulb Horn, Boston, 1950-; assoc. ed., Antique Automobile, Hershey, PA, 1950-. Publications: illus., Saturday Evening Post, 1935-55; Country Gentleman, 1940-50; Esquire, 1940-50; auth. & illus., The Checkered Flag, Scribner, 1961; Automobile Quarterly, 1962-70.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Grace Rojers, The Work of C. P. Helck," The Studio (London, 1923); Y. Inomoto, "Auto Art," Automobile Illus. (Tokyo, 1971)."