KAPP, Helen Babette

1901 - 1978

Born at Hampstead, London on 17 December 1901, daughter of Eival/Emil Benjamin Kapp, a russian produce importer, and his wife Bella, who married about 1888. In 1911, living at 72 West End Lane, Hampstead with her parents, 50 year old Eival, born in Germany and 43 year old mother Bella, Helen was the sister of artist Edmond Xavier Kapp. Helen studied at Slade School of Fine Art, Central School of Arts and Crafts and in Paris. Painter, illustrator, wood engraver and curator she exhibited at the Royal Academy; Artist's International Association; London Group and the Society of Women Engravers and had solo shows at Nicholson's Gallery and in Haifa, Israel with the British Council in 1946. In 1939 an artist painter living at 14 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London and a director of Wakefield City Art Gallery, Yorkshire 1951-1961 and for the six years prior to her retirement in 1967 was the first director of Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal. She retired to Leiston in Suffolk and died at Ipswich on 13 October 1978, she was unmarried.




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