Betty Wells

Betty Wells

Title: Television News Illustrator
Company: NBC-TV
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Betty Wells, television news illustrator at NBC-TV, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of art.

An accomplished artist who has created breathtaking works, Ms. Wells has found immense success in the field of art, most recently working as a news illustrator for NBC-TV in Washington. She has won two Emmy Awards for her work with NBC-TV and recently published the well-received book “Illustrating Justice for NBC News: Thirty Years of News Illustration and Courtroom Art.” Currently, Ms. Wells serves as a lecturer in the field of art.

Ms. Wells attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated in 1948. Her career pursuits include lending her talents as a basic drawing instructor for her alma mater and illustrating for local and national publications. She has also been president of the Maryland chapter of the Artists Equity Association and has worked at a private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Recognized for her accomplishments, Ms. Wells has been inducted into numerous organizations such as the Virginia Beach Art Center and the Artists Gallery of Virginia Beach.

Since childhood, Ms. Wells knew she wanted to pursue art. While at a zoo with her parents, a young Ms. Wells drew a monkey, proudly displaying her work exclaiming she would be an artist. Her parents wholeheartedly supported her passion as did the rest of her family, particularly her aunt, who had been an exceptional water colorist who taught high school art. Due in part to their support, Ms. Wells has excelled, earning awards such as the Best in Show from the Easton Academy Art Show, Second Prize from the New York Society Illustrators, the Henry Walters Award and a First Place Prize in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Wells has contributed to multiple exhibits. Group shows she has participated in took place at Syracuse University, the Huntsville Art Museum in Alabama and for the US Supreme Court. Her work has appeared in the prestigious permanent collections of The White House, the US Supreme Court and the Peale Museum in New Zealand. Ms. Wells completed a masterful one-woman art show for the US Supreme Court for one year, considering this accomplishment to be a career highlight. A testament to her notoriety, Ms. Wells has been featured in Who’s Who of the East.

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