Helen W. Drutt English
Helen W. Drutt English (Helen Drutt) was founder/director of her eponymous gallery in Philadelphia (1973–2002), which was among the first galleries in the United States to make a commitment to the modern and contemporary craft movement. In 1973, she developed the first syllabus for a college-level course in the history of the field. She has received numerous awards and three honorary doctorates. Drutt was a trustee of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and is an associate of the Goldsmiths’ Company, London, UK. The Helen Williams Drutt Collection of contemporary jewelry (1963–2007) is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.