Helen Frank

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Helen Frank (born 1930) is an American artist from New York and New Jersey. She is known for her etchings and watercolors of New York City, New Jersey, arts appreciation, cultural identity, immigration, women's issues, sports, travel and daily life.[1]

Her work is in the collections of the Library Of Congress, New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, Museum of Modern Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, New Jersey State Museum, Newark Public Library, American Museum of Immigration, UNICEF, Lafayette College, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Saks Fifth Avenue and New York Life Insurance Company,[1] New York Mets, Drumthwacket and Habitat for Humanity.[2]

Her work has been compared to Daumier by the New York Times.[3]

In 2008, Frank, in collaboration with her daughter, created an art and poetry collection based on the lives of the cloistered nuns at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary.[4]

In 2013, she was on the Griffin Art Prize Shortlist.[5]


  • Yale
  • New School
  • Temple University, Tyler School of Fine Arts
  • Art Students League of New York
  • Cooper Union[6]


  1. ^ a b "Lafayette College Helen Frank Master Print Collection". Helen Frank Master Print Collection: 1949-2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ FineLeaf.net Helen Frank https://fineleaf.net/helen-frank-artist-statement/
  3. ^ Zimmer, William (16 July 2000). "The Unusual (And the Usual) In Paper Works". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Keill, Liz (6 October 2008). "'The Nuns' Garden' Provides a Rare Glimpse Into Cloistered Lives". NJ.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Griffin Art Prize 2013 Won by Luke George and Elzabeth Rose". Artlyst. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "About Helen Frank".