I’ve had a passion for the woodcuts of Helen West Heller ever since I purchased her signed, limited edition book Woodcuts U.S.A. in the mid-1970s. I’ve enjoyed collecting the few prints I could afford and researching information on her extraordinary life. I offer what I have discovered here – much of it for the first time – and free for educational purposes – in the hope that more people will become aware of Helen West Heller’s expressive woodcuts and interesting biography. – Scattergood-Moore
According to Dr. Ernst Harms, who knew Helen West Heller during the last decade of her life and wrote an appreciation of her work in 1942, and an article on her life in 1957, “Helen West Heller lived the life of a full blooded personality striving and fighting for an artistic ideal . . . Far too little is known even among artists about this amazing woman.