Grace Gay Betts
(1883 - 1978)
Grace Gay Betts was active/lived in California. Grace Betts is known for landscape, Indian figure, genre and mural painting.
Biography Grace Gay Betts
Born and raised in New York City, Grace Betts became a peripatetic
painter of Western and Southwest landscapes and Indians, and her
subjects included Yosemite National Park and Arizona tribal
members. She was also a muralist who did backdrops for animal
displays at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and an illustrator for
magazines and children's books. The Art Institute of Chicago was
a frequent exhibition venue from the time she was a student there
beginning 1900, and her work was also exhibited at the Laguna Beach
Museum of Art.
Betts was the daughter of artists Jane and Edwin
Betts, and was taught to paint by her parents who called her Gay.
Her exposure to the West came from their travels together in th
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