Helen Steinthel - Tribute Exhibition

As part of the Spring Exhibitions is a collection of work by Helen Steinthal (1911 - 1991).

She was born in Manchester to Egbert Steinthal, a German corn merchant and Bertha Noel Steinthal, originally a French artist.

After leaving Salford Polytechnic in 1929, she studied at the Grosvenor School of Art in London before attending the Slade Art School where she studied stage design and decorative painting.

In order to stay in London, she worked in theatres, including the Old Vic Theatre, where she painted costumes for operas including Snow Maiden and Tsar Sultan. She also painted sets for Balé Rwsia Grigoriev.

She returned to Manchester around 1938 so that she could concentrate on painting. By 1939, her parents had settled in Prenteg whilst Helen and her sister, Isobel, also an artist, continued to live in Manchester, but a lorry was sent to bring the sisters home to their parents to escape the bombing.

In time, the family moved to Tremadog and Helen learnt to speak and read Welsh. She submitted work to the National Eisteddfod and the Art Society in education in north and south Wales, Howard Roberts gallery, and she exhibited her work in open exhibitions in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, the Royal Academy in London, the Society of Women Artists and the Roland, Browse and Delbaco gallery.

She organized her own exhibitions closer to home, Y Gegin, Cricieth, The Town Hall, Tremadog and in the numerous art shops such as the property of Frances Handley.

Following a long spell of looking after her infirm parents Helen continued with her career after her mother's death in 1971. She exhibited with North Wales Group and the Cambrian Academy. During the National Eisteddfod in Porthmadog, she had a painting in Barn and was invited by Ceri Richards Gallery, CPC Swansea to submitt work for an exhibition there.

A retrospective exhibition of her work was held in Hepworth Gallery, Bath in 1990 and shortly before her death, she had an exhibition here at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw.

The work in this exhibition has been collected privately by the owners during the 1980's and 90's.

Helen's exhibition, which is part of the Spring Exhibitions 2019, will be opened by Dafydd Iwan at 2pm on March 24th. The exhibitions will continue until May 12th, 2019.

Agorir yr arddangosfa, sy'n rhan o Arddangosfeydd y Gwanwyn 2019, gan Dafydd Iwan am 2 o'r gloch ar Fawrth 24ain. Bydd yr arddangosfeydd ymlaen hyd Mai 12ed, 2019.

Artists A-Z

Works on Sale

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Harbour Enlli

Harbour Enlli

£ 195

Watercolour

Children in a landscape

Children in a landscape

£ 200

watercolour

Porthmadog Sheepdog Trials

Porthmadog Sheepdog Trials

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Watercolour

Moths in Moonlight

Moths in Moonlight

£ 225

watercolour

Tremadog Cliffs

Tremadog Cliffs

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Watercolour

Caernarfon Road

Caernarfon Road

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watercolour

Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

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Watercolour

Deserted Quarry

Deserted Quarry

£ 250

Watercolour

Rhyd

Rhyd

£ 250

Watercolour

Fleeing the heat of the sun

Fleeing the heat of the sun

£ 400

Watercolour

Faces

Faces

£ 400

watercolour

The Rites of Spring

The Rites of Spring

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Watercolour

Tree of life

Tree of life

£ 300

watercolour

Bird worshipers

Bird worshipers

£ 275

Watercolour

Black Rock Beach

Black Rock Beach

£ 225

Pencil

Girl and Wild Pony

Girl and Wild Pony

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pencil and crayon

Waterfall

Waterfall

£ 200

Pen and Ink

Bowl of Fruit in a Continental Landscape

Bowl of Fruit in a Continental Landscape

£ 250

Pencil

The Messenger

The Messenger

£ 400

Pencil

Arcadia

Arcadia

£ 250

Pencil

Black Rock

Black Rock

£ 500

Oil

Towards Blaenau

Towards Blaenau

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Derelict Quarry

Derelict Quarry

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Watercolour

Llŷn Bay

Llŷn Bay

£ 500

Snowstorm in mountain

Snowstorm in mountain

£ 450

Oil

Llŷn

Llŷn

£ 500

Harbour Enlli

Harbour Enlli

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Oil