Louis Betts

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Louis Betts
Louis Betts.jpg
signed picture
Born October 5, 1873
Little Rock, Arkansas
Died 1961
Nationality American

Louis Betts (October 5, 1873 – 1961) was an American portrait painter.

Biography[edit]

Betts was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. His father was an artist who remarried after Louis' mother died. His family moved to Chicago where his three younger siblings were born. Betts was able to continue his study of art as did his siblings.

Betts studied with William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1894, worked in Chicago and New York, and was made a full member of the National Academy of Design by 1915. He died in 1961.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louis L. Betts". Encyclopedia Of Arkansas. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 

External Links[edit]

  • Biographical Notes, a catalog of American artists containing additional information on Betts (page 7).