Helen Siegl (Vienna, 1924–Philadelphia, 2009) studied architecture and design at the Academie für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Austria. In 1952 she moved to Montreal, Canada, married American conservator Theodor Siegl, and moved to Philadelphia. Siegl used unusual printmaking technique—often combining various kinds of blocks and plates to create an image, including handmade plaster blocks. She designed these when wood was scarce in Vienna during World War II; it helped garner her reputation as a widely respected printmaker.
The Academy Art Museum is fortunate to have 49 original prints by Helen Siegl in the Permanent Collection.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website+