Untitled Landscape

Untitled Landscape

Artist: Betty Dortch Russell McMath
Type: Oil on canvas
Year: circa 1960
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Accession Number: 2008.68

In an artistic career that has spanned a lifetime, Betty Dortch Russell McMath is best known for her commissioned portraiture and charming genre scenes that celebrate the small pleasures of life in rural Arkansas. The Pulaski County native began art lessons at the age of twelve, eventually studying in adulthood with some of the state’s most esteemed artists including Adrian Brewer (1891–1956), Fern Edie Knecht (1888–1979), Louis Freund (1905–1999), and Elsie Freund (1912–2001). Her works, though executed in a spirit of realism, always include a touch of whimsy, particularly with young subjects. For three decades the artist taught courses in painting, figure drawing, and art appreciation at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Her canvases can be found on the walls of many private residences throughout the state.

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Untitled Landscape