Hélène H. Bertaux
1825 – 1909 A.D.
Hélène Hébert Bertaux, a French sculptor, born in Paris. She was the founder and president of the Society of Woman Painters and Sculptors, and for fifteen years was a member of the jury on sculpture in the Society of French Artists.
Among the most noteworthy of her works are a bronze group for a public fountain at Amiens; the statue of Chardin (1881) on the façade of the Hôtel de Ville, Paris; and her masterpiece, Psyche in the Realm of Mystery, which was awarded the gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1889 and is now in the museum of Cette.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.