Mary Theisen - Helm

(1923 - 2003)

Biography:

Via The Artwork of Mary Theisen - Helm

Mary was born in Loyal, a small town in central Wisconsin and lived in Milwaukee throughout her adult life. She showed a creative spirit and desire to pursue art from an early age. Alas, "artist" was not something that a woman in the 1940s could expect to pursue alone. After high school graduation she was shipped off to Eau Claire Wisconsin to attend secretarial school with two pairs of socks and $100.00. Undaunted, she made her way to Milwaukee in the mid 1940s and with her small salary attended the Milwaukee Art Institute and the Layton School of Art.

Education included the Milwaukee Art Institute (Charles Thwaites), Layton School of Art (1944-1948) (Gerrit Sinclair, Lester Schwartz, Forest Flower, Robert Von Neuman), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee( Joseph Friebert, John Colt, Burkert, Alicia Czechowski, Roy Behrens, Lawrance Rathsack, etc.), private instruction, art workshops, and tours including three months in Italy and Europe, New England waterco

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Mary Theisen - Helm
Artist in the Park by Mary Theisen - Helm
Artist in the Park
16 x 20 in.
$600.00
Boemer Botanical Gardens by Mary Theisen - Helm
Boemer Botanical Gardens
18 x 18 in.
$700.00
Garden's Edge Color Fantasy by Mary Theisen - Helm
Garden's Edge Color Fantasy
20 x 20 in.
$800.00
Garden's Edge Dancing Tulips by Mary Theisen - Helm
Garden's Edge Dancing Tulips
20 x 20 in.
$800.00
Garden's Edge Floral Fireworks by Mary Theisen - Helm
Garden's Edge Floral Fireworks
20 x 20 in.
$800.00
Garden's Edge Nastursiums by Mary Theisen - Helm
Garden's Edge Nastursiums
20 x 20 in.
$800.00
Japanese Woman by Mary Theisen - Helm
Japanese Woman
14 x 14 in.
$500.00
Sophie in Whitnal Park by Mary Theisen - Helm
Sophie in Whitnal Park
15 x 16 in.
$600.00
Tree on Hill by Mary Theisen - Helm
Tree on Hill
5 x 7 in.
$300.00
Trees by Mary Theisen - Helm
Trees
8 x 10 in.
$400.00
Untiled (Arbor at Boemer Botanical Gardens) by Mary Theisen - Helm
Untiled (Arbor at Boemer Botan...
19 x 23 in.
$700.00
Untitled by Mary Theisen - Helm
Untitled
5 x 7 in.
$300.00
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