Helen Torr (1886-1967), a student of William Merritt Chase, married Arthur Dove who was friends with Georgia O'Keeffe. When Torr, whose nickname was 'Red', met Dove, both were married to others. But they soon left their respective spouses and, in 1924, set up home on a houseboat off the north shore of Long Island at Halesite. Throughout their life together, the couple suffered extreme financial hardships, basically living from hand to mouth.
Torr exhibited her work only twice, once at Alfred Stieglitz's American Place Gallery in 1933. Torr stopped painting after Dove died in 1946. Her wish to have her paintings destroyed after her death was ignored by her sister.
Image - Helen Torr - Houses on a Boat, 1929, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.