Helene Hibben

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Helene Hibben

Helene Hibben (1882–1969) was an American artist from Indianapolis. Hibben was a sculptor and is a confirmed participant in the Indianapolis City Hospital Project.[1]


Hibben grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received training at the Pratt Institute in New York City as a child.[2] Helene Hibben was a student under William Forsyth, and later studied at the Chicago Art Institute under Lorado Taft and the Art Students League of New York, where she studied under James Earl Fraser.[2]


Helene Hibben was a participant in the Indianapolis City Hospital Project, and produced the large, bronze dedication plaque for the new Burdsal Units built in 1914.[1] The plaque measures three by eight feet, and it can still be found on the campus of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Hibben spent a large portion of her career outside of the City Hospital Project teaching at the John Herron Art Institute and in her own school in Irvington.[2]


  1. ^ a b Nagler, Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko ; with essays by Katherine C.; Hale, Hester Anne (2004). The art of healing : the Wishard art collection. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society Press in cooperation with the Wishard Memorial Foundation. pp. 47–48. ISBN 0871951711.
  2. ^ a b c Flick, Don. "Helene Hibben: Sculptor and Educator" (PDF). irvingtonhistorical.org. Retrieved August 4, 2015.