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RIVA HELFOND   (1910-2002)
Riva Helfond was born in Brooklyn, NY. She spent part of her childhood in Russia and returned to New York at the age of eleven. She studied at the Art Students League with Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Morris Kantor, and Harry Sternberg. In the early 1930s, under the WPA, she was an instructor at the Harlem Art Center (the master printer, Robert Blackburn, was her student) and worked on the printmaking project. Among her friends were artists Willem DeKooning, and Arshile Gorky, and from the Cedar Tavern, Franz Kline and the critic Harold Rosenberg. In 2009 work by Helfond was featured in Industrial Strength, Precisionism in New Jersey, at the Jersey City Museum.
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Pennsylvania Dutch, 1939



Stripping, Early version, 1937/38



Pigeons on the Grass, 1932



The Monster (The Dig), 1938



Miner's Head (or Miner), 1932



Ferris Wheel, 1948



Model Resting, 1946



Midway (also titled Carnival), 1945



Snow Clearing, 1932



Aviators, 1943



Mine Entrance, 1934



New York Harbor, 1932



Ile St. Louis, Paris, 1954



Panther Creek Valley, 1932



Curtain Factory, 1938



Sea Movement, 1965



Santorini, 1970