Lot 412
Helen Hatch Means (AL/GA, 1933-2014), Chinese Swan
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower left, presented in the likely original frame, retaining a gallery label to the verso.

DOA 49.75 x 37.75 in.

Private Collection, Charlotte, North Carolina

Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Helen Hatch Means had called Atlanta, Georgia her home since 1972. She received her formal training at Mary Baldwin College, Huntington College, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. She studied portrait painting under the direction of Mr. Furman Finck, New York City, and spent three years at the Tyler School of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Here she gained insight into the use of color and perspective as prime elements in painting and her works illustrate great respect and admiration for the Old Masters.

Helen served on the board at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, had many one-man shows and exhibits in galleries throughout the Southeast, in addition to gracing numerous private collections.

Good estate condition.