- Born 18 March, 1895, Melbourne Victoria Australia
- Died 31 December, 1970
- Occupation Cartoonist, Illustrator, Journalist
Betty Paterson and her sister Esther were prodigies born into the elite of Melbourne’s bohemian set. Father (Hugh) and uncle (John Ford) were both artists and her first playmates were her neighbours, the children of Frederick McCubbin.
Art impinged upon every facet of her life throughout its entire course. Her Art Deco cartoons were published regularly in magazines such as The Bulletin and Aussie. Her illustrated interpretations of ‘permissive’ 1920s society resonated with those she depicted – she became artist-by-appointment to the flappers.
Betty Paterson married twice, and had one child, a daughter, Barbara.
- 1920 - 1940
1952 - 1970
Married the painter Albion WiltshireMarried
1923 - 1970
Kenneth Newman (later divorced)Married
- 1966 - 1966
- The Women's Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2008, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/cal-home.html
- Edited Book
- Trove: Paterson, Elizabeth Deans (1895-1970), http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-757051
- National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
- National Library of Australia