The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by American Illustrators Gallery:
Ethel Franklin Betts (Bains) Circa 1880-1956
The sister of Anna Whelan Betts, Ethel followed the same patterns as her exemplary sibling, first studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and later enrolling in the Howard Pyle illustration classes at Drexel Institute and then later in Wilmington, Delaware at the Howard Pyle School of Art which she attended in 1900. Ethel, her sister Anna, and art student Dorothy Warren, shared a studio and living quarters in Wilmington, for two years during their tutelage period with Pyle.
Ethel was neither prolific nor pushy enough to gain many commissions and therefor
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