Helen E. Coan is a listed California artist known for her series of
paintings of California Missions.
Born in 1859 in Byron, New York, she grew up in
Michigan and studied with William M. Chase and Frederick Freer at the Art
Students League in New York City, New York. During her career she also
worked as an illustrator and authored a series of fairy tale books.
Her works were shown at the Columbian Exposition in
Chicago, Illinois, the California State Fair, the Alaska - Yukon - Pacific
Exposition in Seattle, Washington, and the Panama - California Exposition in
San Diego, California. She died in 1938.
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