artists helen hardin original paintings
Helen Harden is absolutely my favorite Native American woman artist. She is contemporary with a deep cultural background. Even though she was deeply influenced by her mother, Pablita Velarde, she chose to go her own way in style and subject matter. Her abstraction was a step ahead of even most of the Native American men painters and yet, she was untouched by the schools of Dorothy Dunn and the Santa Fe Indian School. She remained intouch with the female side of Native American subject matter. She remained in touch with herself, her motherhood, and her feminity.
A great artist.