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Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden (1887-1981)

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1913

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1919


"These lovely ladies owned the world - the fields, the seas, the skies where they sat in the rim of a new moon or shared their mirror with a peacock. Nothing was confining, nothing had a hard edge - no limits, all the earth became ones dreaming world". - It is the introduction written by Diana Vreeland, a former editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, to a book published in 1975 of vintage Vogue magazine cover posters.
Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1920


Helen Dryden was born in Baltimore.
She was largely self-trained, although her art education consisted of 4 years of training in landscape painting and one summer school session as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
First, the artist's portfolio of fashion drawings was rejection by Vogue.
A year later she was under contract to Vogue and had been working there for the following 13 years, creating both fashion drawings and covers. After leaving Vogue in 1922, she became a cover artist for Delineator.

Miss Dryden was also a successful costume designer for Broadway shows.
She worked for Studebaker approximately 1934-1937 (being paid a reported $100,000 per year, which made her the highest paid woman artist at the time).
Her design of the 1937 Studebaker President established Helen Dryden as an important industrial designer.
Later Ms Dryden became the Art Director for Dura Products, a major automotive parts manufacturer that also produced giftware.
Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1913

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1922

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1917

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1920

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1922

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1913

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1913

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1914

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1921

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1914

Helen Dryden's Art Deco Fashion Drawings1916

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1914

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1914

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1921

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1916

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1918

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1917

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1917

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1921

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1919

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1913

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1921

Vogue Covers by Helen Dryden Art Deco Fashion Illustrator1922

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American Artist1922

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American ArtistRare Blue Parrot, 1921

Art Deco Fashion Drawings by Helen Dryden American ArtistBlue Door, 1920

6 comments:

  1. I adore your pics.. fantastic!

    I love this deco ring:

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  2. Would you be able to advise me where I can actually buy prints of Helen Dryden's artwork? I am looking specifically for one of her Vogue painings called Late September. Many thanks, Lauren E: lrex@live.com

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  3. I can think of only condenaststore.com..

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  4. I simply adore the art deco drawings.. wonderful!

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  5. I just love these. I have a large Print (aapx 19x25) of a Vogue Cover Early November, London 1918. I cannot read the signature of the artist. Do you know of a way to research it? It is not on Conde Nast Store. I have never seen another any where. It is a mother place a fruit bowl on a red table with a seated child. Thank you for any suggestions.

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  6. I don't think I could be any help..

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