Helen Beling, Seated Man

Helen Beling, Seated Man


Helen Beling - Biography:

The artist Helen Beling (New York, 1914-2001) was once prolific on the art scene, working with sculptors such as Jacques Lipchitz, exhibiting at the Metropolitan and Whitney museums in New York, and finding home for her works in some of the most established collections in the country. Ms. Beling worked in various nonobjective styles, beginning with her early wood carvings, which evoked shrouded medieval German figures. She eventually worked in clay, stone, bronze and steel before developing an amalgam of fiberglass, reinforced resin and bronze powder she called Belpast, which allowed her to create large bronze sculptures that weighed very little.

“Remember some of the greatest geniuses in any field have broken all the rules to achieve their vision. But breaking rules isn’t what made them geniuses.” – Helen Beling

However, after her death, her works went into storage and without a champion to her name, her fame faded and her works all disappeared into the collections of private owners.

2013 saw a resurgence in the Beling name, with the recent “rediscovery” of her works by The Gallery at Gray’s. The gallery, which is now working closely with the Beling family, represents the estate of the artist and is working vigorously to introduce her works to the 21st century art collector.

In 2014 works by Beling were featured in the 17th edition of the ArtPalmBeach fair in West Palm Beach where there were several successful private sales.

  • Title: Seated Man

  • Medium: Bronze

  • Signature: Numbered and signed from an edition of 20

  • Dimensions: Table: H: 11 in W: 7 in L: 6 in


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