Helen Winslow had a long and distinguished career as an artist. In the 1930s she moved from her home state of Florida to New York City to study painting with Robert Brackman at the Art Students League. Brackman’s influence was strong throughout her career, and she remained a lifelong member of the Art Students League.
In 1951, Winslow relocated to Southern California. The lightness and brightness of the region increasingly influenced her palette, and she bucked the Abstract Expressionist trend of the times to follow her own inclinations. Throughout her life, she turned to the masters of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism for inspiration.
Winslow worked almost exclusively with oil paints, occasionally experimenting with oil pastels and classic egg tempera techniques. Her paintings were exhibited widely in premier galleries throughout the West, and in 1983 she had the honor of being chosen to participate in a group exhibition in the Salon des Nations in Paris, France. Around the same time, she was accepted into the Royal Society of Arts in Great Britain.
Winslow paintings are nationally represented in many corporate and private collections. Among her patrons are the Beverly Hills Home Savings and Loan, Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Stein, General John B. Montgomery, Millie Perkins Thom, and Bishop and Mrs. Robert Rusack. She was featured in U.S. Art Magazine (November 1988) and Southwest Art Magazine (November 1977),and is cited in the 1980 edition of World Who’s Who of Women, the Who’s Who of American Women (1983), and Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century (1984).
Helen Winslow died in 2008 at the age of 91.