Helen Savier DuMond
(1872 - 1968)



Frank Vincent DuMond
(1865 - 1951)


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Frank Vincent DuMond and Helen Lydia Savier, the talented and gregarious artists who would become“the DuMonds of Lyme,” began their lives on opposite shores in an age of civic and industrial transformation. Frank’s home in Rochester, New York relied on the prosperity of an iron factory in which his father, Alonzo Monroe DuMond, a veteran of the Union Navy, was a partner. In Portland, Oregon, Helen’s childhood took place in a town with a reputation for being as lawless as any frontier outpost in the West, owing to the explosive growth of the timber and shipping industries. Both families thrived above the fray, and Helen, buoyed by her mother’s remarriage to a successful surgeon, was able to come east to finish her education at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. As early as 1891, the same year Frank completed perhaps his greatest religious painting, Christ and the Fishermen (his medal-winning entry to the 1891 Paris Salon), Helen demonstrated a genuine interest in the practice and study of art. In 1893, she enrolled in classes at the Art Students League in New York, where Frank had already begun a successful teaching career. They met and fell in love in his classroom. Two years later, they were married.



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