About the Artist
“You can learn much about design by studying her skillful handling of cloth materials.”
~ Gerald F. Brommer - The Art of Collage - Davis Publications
"Not only is her work great art, it also shows great heart.”
~ Stephen Longstreet - Artist, author, playwright
“Betty Schabacker loves her animals and she makes us love them when we see her creatures of the animal world all around us with new enchanted eyes.”
~ Helen Wurdemann, Director
Los Angeles Art Museum; former western art editor of Art in America
Betty Schabacker, a multimedia artist most notably known for her collage work, has lived and traveled extensively all her life. She was born in Baltimore, MD in 1925 and attended Dominican College and Connecticut College. She studied under Marion Carrey, Newport, RI; Gerd and Irene Koch, Ojai, CA; and Monty Lewis, Coronado, CA.
Her work has been displayed in 20 solo exhibitions, and she is listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Women Artists in America, 18th Century to Present, Who’s Who in American Women, Women Artists in America 11, and American Artists, 2nd edition.
Schabacker’s work was published in two books by Gerald Brommer, The Art of Collage by Davis Publications and in Collage Techniques by Watson-Guptill Publications.
Her collage, “Mountain Goats,” was published in Gerald Brommer’s widely distributed poster series Elements of De,sign: Texture and “Bandhavgarth Tiger and Leopard” was published in Brommer’s poster series, Exploring with Collage 6.
Paintings of her dogs were selected for two covers of Golden Retriever World, and her "Springbok" painting was selected by Toastmaster for their special edition artists’ series.
She is an elected member of the Collage Artists of America and Audubon Artists, Inc., and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Society of Animal Artists, the oldest association of wildlife painters and sculptors.