Febbo’s Art Featured in International Galleries

By Purnell T. Cropper | August 24, 2010

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10

Printmaker, painter and sculptor, Helen Febbo ’63 has had her art featured in some of the world’s most respected galleries. She enjoys expressing herself through many different mediums and has had a thriving career as an artist.

After graduating from Arcadia with a bachelor’s in Education, she taught elementary school for two years, but soon decided to pursue her top passion—art. She left the field of education and went on to pursue an M.A. in Printmaking at the State University of New York, Albany. For Febbo creating art isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. “I was always a painter,” she says. “It was in me, I couldn’t live without it.”

Febbo’s paintings, prints and sculptures have appeared in some of the world’s most respected galleries including the Spiegel Gallery in Cologne, Germany; Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York, N.Y; Arden Gallery in Boston, Mass.; and Galerie Einbaum in Frankurt, Germany. She also has been part of other international group shows in Belgium and Yugoslavia. With her artistic appeal transcending borders, she is in demand, and working at four or five pieces at a time.

Her deep exploration of the energy between the natural world and the human spirit is evident in her all her work. Many of her paintings are comprised of natural and vibrant hues and feature expressionistic yet camouflaged figures. However, the subjects of her work are defined through the movement Febbo creates on the canvas.

“There are no boundaries to our human spirit. I would hope that my pieces would express feeling and passion rather than emphasize a likeness to the subjects.” View Febbo’s work.