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Ethel Betts

 (born 1878)
Ethel Franklin Betts was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Ethel Betts is known for illustrations-children's stories.

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Ethel Betts


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A contemporary of illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith, Ethel Betts studied with Howard Pyle at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and became a very popular illustrator of children's books during "The Golden Age of Illustration."

She was the sister of illustrator Anna Whelan Betts, and both girls moved to Wilmington, Delaware to have continued access to the teaching of Howard Pyle who had established a school there.

Her work includes Fairy Tales from Grimm, and, The Complete Mother Goose, and The Six Swans, which won a bronze medal at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. She also illustrated the 1919 edition of A Little Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author of A Secret Garden), Charles Scribner's Sons

Sources:
Walt Reed, The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000
Additional information courtesy of  Bonnie Solino.


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About  Ethel Betts

Born:  1878
Known for:  illustrations-children's stories