The following information was submitted in March of 2006 by Paul Lyle Bongé:
I am the grandson of Dusti Bongé. Not Eunice Lyle Swetman Bongé, Dusti Swetman Bongé, but plain old Dusti and that's the way she liked it. She signed her cheques E.L. Bongé and she signed her paintings Dusti Bongé.
Dusti was from the late 40's a close friend of Betty Parson's and continued to be until Betty's death. Betty included Dusti in her stable of Abstract Expressionists from the very beginning. My grandmother painted with Theodoros Stamos, Kenzo Okada, Mark Rothko (a personal friend) and knew them all quite well. She was once prevailed upon by Betty to move back to NYC and Betty said she would make her as famou
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