Timeline

1886
Born: Roxbury, PA
1906–1910
Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA (studied with William Merritt Chase)
1919
Torr met Arthur Dove in Connecticit
1924
Torr and Dove moved together to Halesite, NY
1923–1929
Lived with Arthur Dove in a Houseboat on the Harlem River, NY
1933–1938
Relocated with Dove to Centerport, Long Island, NY
1938
Torr and Dove moved back to Long Island, purchased a cottage in Centerport
1946
Arthur Dove dies, Torr lives alone in the Centerport cottage
1967
Died: Bayshore, Long Island, NY
1998
The Dove/Torr cottage was purchased by the Heckscher Museum of Art with the assistance of a New York State Historic Preservation grant

Exhibitions

2003
Out of the Shadows: Helen Torr, A Retrospective, organized by Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (Travelled: ames Graham & Sons, New York, NY; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL: The Mitchell Gallery, St., John's College, Annapolis, MD [catalogue]
2002
(Re)Presenting Women, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL
2000
L'Amérique et les modernes, 1900–1950’(group), Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, France; Travelled:Musée d'Art Américain Giverny, France [catalogue]
1972
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (solo)
1967
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (solo)
1933
Arthur Dove and Helen Torr, Alfred Stieglitz's An American Place Gallery, New York, NY
1927
Opportunity Gallery, curated by Georgia O'Keeffe, New York, NY

Public Collections

Heckscher Museum, Huntington Long Island, NY
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

Literature

1980
Leff, Sandra. Helen Torr, 1886–1967: In Private Life, Mrs. Arthur Dove. (exh. cat., Graham Gallery). New York: Graham Gallery, 1980. Cat. no. 6, p. 9.
1972
Gatling, Eva Ingersoll. Helen Torr, 1886-1967 [Paperback]. Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY