Helen Savier DuMond
Helen Savier DuMond was born in 1872 to a prominent family in Portland, Oregon. While in her teens, she moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League. She later studied under and eventually married popular, long-time instructor Frank DuMond. Helen DuMond also pursued instruction in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1906, DuMond and her husband moved to Old Lyme, Conn., where he directed a summer art program and they both painted and taught. The setting was an ideal place for Helen DuMond to pursue her interest in painting plein-air landscape, a method of painting outdoors away from a studio popularized by Impressionists. Though her husband was more renowned, Helen DuMond was an ascendant talent in her own right.