Louis Betts collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1918–1994

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

.5 linear foot (1 box) of material consisting of correspondence, published and unpublished matter, and photographs and transparencies documenting the work of Louis Betts. Material was gathered for research on the Betts portraits in the University of Chicago's collections.

Biographical Historical Note

Painter Louis Betts, son of painter Edward D. B. Betts, specialized in portraits. First based in Chicago, in 1910 he moved to New York, where he spent the remainder of his life.