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Betty Watson, American artist. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Watson, Betty was born on February 19, 1928 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Joseph Francis and Doris Lillian (Wilcox) Rean.

Education

Student, Phoenix School of Design, New York City, 1946. Student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1947. Student, Art Students League, New York City, 1951.

Bachelor, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, 1949. Postgraduate, New York University, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, University North Carolina, 1965.

Career

Assistant in art, Barnard College, New York City, 1949-1951;assistant to Ferdinand Roten, Art Dealer, Baltimore, 1952;instructor art, California State University, Northridge, 1968-1969.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1962, East End Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1965, Place Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1966, Newsweek Gallery, New York City, 1966, Gallery Saint, Norfolk, Virginia, 1966, Elliott University Center, 1972, High Point North Carolina Theatre and Exhibition Center, Morehead Gallery, 1982, GAL Gallery, Greensboro, 1993, Francis Marion University, South Carolina, 1995, Jackson Library. University North Carolina, Greensboro, 2000, retrospective exhibition Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, 2006, exhibited in group shows at National Academy Design, New York City, American Gallery, New York City, A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York City, Beilin Gallery, New York City, Waverly Gallery, New York City, Jack Tanzer Gallery, New York City, Grand Rapids Michigan Art Museum, Provincetown Massachusetts Art Association, North Carolina Museum Art, Raleigh, Montclair (New Jersey) Arts Museum, South Eastern Center Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, California State University, Northridge, Collector's Gallery at North Carolina Museum Art, Raleigh, Weatherspoon Museum, University North Carolina, Greensboro, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina, 305 West Cameron Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Corporation Art Directions, New York City, 1991-1995, collection: National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, Art Gallery Limited New Bern, North Carolina. Author: Betty Watson Paintings: Five Decades, 1999.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Robert Watson. Children: Winthrop, Caroline Watson Keens.

father:
Joseph Francis Rean

mother:
Doris Lillian (Wilcox) Rean

spouse:
Robert Watson

children:
Winthrop Watson

Caroline Watson Keens Watson