Hélène de Beauvoir

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Henriette-Hélène de Beauvoir (6 June 1910, Paris – 1 July 2001, Goxwiller) was a French painter. She was the younger sister of philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. Her art was exhibited in Europe, Japan, and the US.[1] She married Lionel de Roulet.[2]

When Hélène de Beauvoir lived in Goxwiller, a village near Strasbourg, she became president of the center for battered women. She continued painting until she was 85. Her paintings were related to feminist philosophy and women's issues.[3]


  1. ^ VitaHdeBeauvoir
  2. ^ Bair, Deirdre. Simone de Beauvoir. Summit Books. p. 709. ISBN 0-671-60681-6. 
  3. ^ Simone de Beauvoir and the women's movement in France: An eye-witness account, by Claudine Monteil

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