Born in New York City, New York, Helen Greene Blumenschein moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1919, when she was only ten years old. The daughter of the well-known Taos artist Ernest Blumenschein and the illustrator Mary Shepard Greene, her artistic education began early.
Returning to New York City to study, Blumenschein was the pupil of Harry Sternberg in graphic arts at the Art Students League. She later studied under Andre Lhote in Paris, where she exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1930 and 1931.
Although primarily known as a Southwestern landscape painter, Blumenschein was also an illustrator and a lithographer. Her work can be viewed in public collections such as the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Carnegie Institute and the Museum of New Mexico.
Reference: The Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists of the American West by Peggy and Harold Samuels