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Hélène Sardeau

Hélène Sardeau

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Countries United States of America
Occupations Artist Sculptor
Type Arts
Gender female
Birth 7 July 1899 (Antwerp, Arrondissement of Antwerp, Antwerp, Flemish Region)
Death 1968
Star sign CancerCancer
Hélène Sardeau
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Hélène Sardeau ( July 7, 1899 – 1968 (or 1969) ) was an American sculptor born in Antwerp who moved with her family to the US when she was about 14 years old.

Early years

Sardeau studied at the Art Students League of New York, Cooper Union, and at the School of American Sculpture, all in New York City. She studied with Mahonri Young, perhaps at SCA, where he taught.

She was a founding member of the Sculptors Guild. In the summer of 1949 she was one of 250 sculptors who exhibited in the 3rd Sculpture International held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Personal life

Sardeau was the wife of painter George Biddle.

Sardeau’s papers can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art.


  • “executed reliefs” for the National Library in Rio de Janeiro and the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in Mexico City
  • in many private collections and:
  • Amazon, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (1932)
  • Mother and Child, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City (1933)
  • The Slave, Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (1940)
  • Negro Lament, Philadelphia Museum of Art (1941)
  • Kneeling Woman, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (1955)
  • "Rape of the Sabine", Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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