Helge Helme – Ballerina

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Helge Helme Danish (1894 – 1987)
Oil on canvas
16 x 13 inches

Private collection, United Kingdom

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Helge Helme was born in 1894 in Denmark. He first studied at the technical school in Roskilde, and then studied art at the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts in Copenhagen, completing his final year in 1920, his professors were CV Aargaard and Viggo Brandt.

Helme loved the feminine beauty and devoted himself mainly to painting models: In the tradition of the Danish artist Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, who was a founder the Golden Age of Danish painting in the 19th century.   The silent intimacy is evident in Helme’s works.

Helme took many trips to France starting in the 1920’s. His works have a Dega-esque feel and quality about them.  The artist passed away in 1987.


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