Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935

For your consideration, an original circa 1935 pencil drawing of Provincetown, Massachusetts by the noted 20th Century American Artist, Helen Gapen Oehler (1893-1979). The drawing is in excellent vintage condition with no stains, or foxing (stains to matt, no damage to drawing) and measures 18 ¼” x 14 ¼” (58cm x 48cm original period frame). Signed in pencil with additional signature in ink (hidden by matt). Notations on verso “Provincetown, 1935”. Best known for her landscapes, seascapes, views of nature as well as paintings of scenes from global travel, Oehler is considered a progressive impressionist. She painted in the world, Midwest and eastern coast, some California. Helen Gapen Oehler was born in 1893 in Ottawa Illinois. She was bright and at an early began to paint. Helen Oehler attended and graduated from the University of Illinois in art and teaching and was in the Chi Omega sorority. She then went on to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she graduated with honors. She added further studies in New York, Provincetown, Cape Cod and with Jules Lefevre in Paris. She first met George Elmer Browne, artist and teacher and National Academician, at the School of the Chicago Art Institute and went on to work in his studios in New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts. She went and studied with George Elmer Browne in his studios in New York and Provincetown, Mass.

Memberships and Exhibitions:
American Artists Professional League
American Watercolor Society
Allied Artists of America
Audubon Artists
New Jersey Water Color Society
Painters and Sculptor of New Jersey
Ridgewood Art Association
National League of American Penwomen
Asbury Society of Fine Arts
National Association of Women Artists
Provincetown Art Association
Artists Associates of America
Mill Valley Artists
Society of Western Artists

Exhibition and Prizes:
National Academy of Design, New York
Salon D'Automne of Paris
Salon des Artistes Francais, Paris.
High Museum, Atlanta Georgia
Art Institute of Dayton Ohio
Findley Galleries, Chicago
Contemporary Arts World's Fair
1945 World Fair, Prize for the Smithy series and Last Blacksmith in New England.
Federation of Arts Traveling Show of Washington DC
University of San Francisco
De Young Museum of San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts of San Francisco
Walter P. Chrysler Permanent Collection
Anchorage Fine Arts Museum
The Hall of Justice in San Francisco
Carmel Valley Gallery
Perry House in Monterey
Pacific Grove Art Center and Museum

Served the Art community in executive capacity:
National Director of American Art Week
New Jersey State Art Chairman
Vice President Audubon Artists
American Watercolor Society executive member of the board
Allied Artists of America-executive board member
Chairman, Artist Associates

Item ID: CS-1027

Original Helen Gapen Oehler Pencil Drawing, Provincetown, circa 1935

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