Works by Peter Helck 1893-1998

Vanderbilt Cup Racers w/Book
13" x 17" Mixed Media
Artist Bio
Peter Helck 1893 - 1988
An illustrator and painter of industrial genre, Peter Helck depicted mining scenes, foundries, and dramatic moments in historic automobile races. He was especially known for his love of automobiles, an interest that began when he was a child and saw racing competition. Eventually he became friends with many of the drivers and developed familiarity with their cars. As an illustrator, his technique was to produce highly detailed sketches before the finished painting.

Helck studied at the Art Students League of New York and studied privately with Frank Brangwyn in England. He has illustrated for most well-known national magazines and had commissions from prominent automotive companies including Chevrolet and Mack Trucks.


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