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Claudia Webb Betti Benson was a Professor Emeritus of art who taught at North Texas from 1967 to 1989. She earned a graduate degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and won a fellowship that allowed her to travel and paint in France and Italy. At North Texas, she was coordinator of the basic drawing program, taught the graduate seminar in teaching and was known for inviting students to her home for meals and discussions. She co-wrote a nationally recognized drawing text, Drawing: A Contemporary Approach, and continued to show her paintings and drawings after retiring. Biographical information taken from The North Texan, 2009.
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This collection contains correspondence and publications for some of the art exhibitions featuring Betti's work. There are also copies of her resume, exhibition information, clippings about the shows she participated in, and correspondence for the National Graduate Drawing Exhibition that Betti juried. There are documents from the Delta Phi Delta National Art Fraternity and the letters of recommendation for Betti's promotion to professor at the University of North Texas. Two boxes of slides display images of artwork in various mediums, from charcoal to oil.
Texas College for Women, Degree, 1945
Abilene Shows, 1956, 1986
Shows - Personnel Data, 1952-1986
Permotion to Full Professor, Letters of Recommendation
Clippings and Photos, 1974-1978
Longview Show, 1987
National Graduate Drawing Exhibition, 1982
Rice University, 1988
Personal Miscellaneous, 1955-1959
Contain images of various art works in multiple mediums
Slides, circa 1955-1982
400+ slides. Includes pieces from the Mexico Series, Mixed Media, and Figure Drawing Charcoal.
Slides, circa 1955-1986
250+ slides. Includes pieces from the Duat Series, Mixed Media, and Numinous Circle Series.