Bettye Olson: A Retrospective
Bettye Olson is an expressionist painter and teacher born and based in Minnesota. Born in 1923, she earned both a BA and MA in art education from the University of Minnesota before accepting a faculty position there. Taking her inspiration from the natural world around her she paints with bold brush strokes and dazzling colors.
In 2006 a retrospective exhibit of her work was held at St. Catherine University. This online exhibit has been created as a digital reproduction of that original retrospective as a method of sharing Olson's work and life with a wider audience. Included in the exhibit are images of a selection of Olson's paintings, sketchbooks, and text-based information on her life and career.
This exhibit was created by Liz Anderson, Lauren Sampedro, and Charlotte Peterson for LIS 7590: Digital Libraries. All images of Bettye Olson's artwork were provided by the St. Catherine University Visual Resources Library.