Fitzsimmons received both her B.F.A. and M.A. from the University of Iowa. Her work has been included in the Des Moines Art Center's Iowa Artists Exhibition as well as other regional galleries and museums.
Betty Fitzsimmons is an artist and art educator from Des Moines. Betty's art, whether it takes the form of a mixed media work on paper or a handmade book, symbolizes human interaction on a spiritual and unconscious level. Drawn to native cultures, Betty often derives inspiration from Indian folktales and history. In her works she will often blend cultural ideas into her own artistic interpretation. She describes her work as a search for depicting "the spiritual characteristics of two individuals that strike me as equal--equivalent--but who on the surface are dramatically different." Her longtime interest in Robert Scott's exploration of the Antarctic has produced several series of artwork inspired by the explorer's diaries and journals.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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