Louis Betts

Louis Betts

Louis Betts (1873-1961), born in Little Rock, Arkansas, was a renowned and decorated American portrait painter particularly active in the Chicago and New York City art scenes. Beginning his career as an illustrator, he completed work for Charles Eugene Banks in his book Child of the Sun, in addition to his illustrations for several of Onoto Watanna’s works. Louis Betts’ honours included a $5,000 Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts prize and a $3,000 travelling scholarship awarded by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for travel in Europe.

Credits

TitleDateRole
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for Shizu’s New Year’s Present.
Shizu’s New Year’s PresentJan. 1899
  • Illustrator
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for The Story of Ido: How a Japanese Half-Caste Came to His Own.
The Story of Ido: How a Japanese Half-Caste Came to His OwnAug. 1899
  • Illustrator
Thumbnail of the first page of the facsimile for A Father.
A FatherJan. 1900
  • Illustrator

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Isobel Gibson

Isobel Gibson is a B.A. Honours student majoring in History at Queen’s University. Isobel’s work as a research assistant for The Winnifred Eaton Archive intersects with her passions for art history as well as research.

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.
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