Helene Halstuch


Contact Information

helenehalstuch@gmail.com

Phone: 215-248-4227

http://www.helenehalstuch.com/

9 East Moreland Avenue Philadelphia PA 19118

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Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Helene Halstuch studied two years at Pratt Institue in New York before completing her BFA at the Central School of Art in London England. She received her Art Teacher's Certificate from the London Institute of Education In England. She lived and exhibited in England until 1989, when she relocated to SW France where she also painted and exhibited. In 1995 Helene moved to Philadelphia and her studio is in Chestnut Hill Philadelphia. She spends time in France every year where she paints en plein air. Helene is represented by the Chestnut Hill Gallery and is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and The Plastic Club of Philadelphia

Artist's Statement

I have been an ardent francophile for more than 40 years and live part time in SW France where I paint en plein air. In my Philadelphia studio I create larger paintings from my experience of working directly in the landscape and strive to capture the spirit of place, essence and mood. I paint in oil on either panel or linen while preferring colors that are rich and luminous with expressive brushstrokes. The vibrational dance of light, color and form, feed my visual appetite as does my choice of tranquil and mysterious subjects. As well as landscape work I paint from still life and enjoy exploring the spontaneous process of making monotypes using pastels over the printed image.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2006
Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991
Galerie d'Art, Cahors, France

Two-Person

1994
Office du Tourisme, Luzech, France

1993
Galerie Marie Helene Bou, Decazeville, France

Office de Tourisme, Prayssac, France

Galerie d'Art, Cahors, France

1987
Ben Uri Gallery of Art, London, England

1980
Two Women Exhibition, Ben Uri Gallery of Art, London, England

Group

2009
Four Person Exhibition, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Four Person Exhibition, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Landscape Exhibition, Schuylkill Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Morris Arboretum Benefit Exhibition, Carol Schwartz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Anniversary Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Muse 25th Anniversary, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Anniversary Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

2000
New Members Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Anniversary Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Woodmere Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Southampton, England

1995
Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Southampton, England

1994
Galerie Marie Helene Bou, Decazeville, France

Inaugural Exhibition, Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Southampton, England

Exhibition of Three Artists, Galerie Artemporal, Montpellier, France

1993
Galerie Marie Helene Bou, Decazeville, France

Centre Cultural d'Agen, France

1991
Three Person Exhibition, Galerie Artemporal, Montpellier, France

1990
Exhibition of Three Artists, Talbot Fine Arts, Tetbury, England

1989
Exhibition of Four Artists, Woodlands Art Gallery, London, England

The Ice House, Holland Park, London, England

1983
Ben Uri Gallery Of Art, London, England

1981
Royal Academy of Art, London, England

1979
Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, England

Other
2003 - 2008
Philadelphia Open Studio Tour, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations

Member, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

Public and private collections - England, France, Netherlands, Australia, USA, Canada

Public Works

Mural for the London Borough of Southwark

Education

1978
London University Institute of Education, London, England
Art Teacher's Certificate

1977
Central School of Art, London, England
BA, Fine Art Painting

1974
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY