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Helen Hyde Woodcuts
MS 299  
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Description
This is a collection of 59 individually titled colored woodcuts by Helen Hyde. They depict everyday life in Japan, China and Mexico at the beginning of the 20th century.
Background
Helen Hyde was born in Lima, New York, spending her early years in San Francisco. Her art education began at age twelve when she studied with her neighbor, Danish artist, Ferdinand Richardt. She graduated from Wellesley School for Girls an then California School of Design. After which she developed her talents in Germany with Franz Skarbina and Raphael Collin, and Felix Regamery in Paris. It was Regamey that introduced her to the Japonism movement. She returned to San Francisco in 1894 then lived in France, Germany and Japan. She spent 15 years in Tokyo mastering traditional Japanese brush painting and woodcuts. She died in Pasadena, California on May 13, 1919.
Extent
3 flats

3.5 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit Special Collections and Archives Duplication & Reproduction Policy.
Availability
Collection open for research.