Helene Schick

   Helene Grolman was born on July 5, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. She was schooled in all the customary handcrafts available to a city girl. When she married Sidney Schick and he was recalled for the Korean War, she experienced her first exposure to western arts & crafts. They left a lasting impression.

   Back in New York after the war, she worked for the NYC Board of Education as the "Audio-Visual Lady" for 23 years. Over this period of time she raised their three children, honed her skills with machinery and developed her eye for color.


   Upon retirement, the Schick's relocated to Leisure World in California. She took her first class in lapidary with Russ Hind and was mentored by Ben Wolf and Bill Grundke. Her admiration for western art led her to her first commesso (intarsia), "Contemplation", which took a first place ribbon at an Orange County Fair. The next commesso demonstrated her love for the graphic arts, "Shapes". Her creative efforts have been sidetracked by her volunteer work in both the lapidary & jewelry shops.

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