D. Maxwell Helppie
(American, born 1926, died 2012)
Late artist Dennis Maxwell Helppie worked in aviation and as an educator. Influenced by the mysticism and culture of his Northern Finnish heritage, Helppie's artworks freely played between representation and abstraction. The artist notes, "To me, abstraction frees my creative abilities to continually explore new and different approaches to my work. It is very challenging and provides an avenue to stretch my imagination to its fullest."