Art / Politics

Betty Wells – Inside the Supreme Court and American History

Secret Handshake by Betty Wells

Betty Wells is a news historian’s dream!

For more than forty years, Betty has had a front row seat in American politics, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Congress and scandalous trials of day. From U.S. Justices to spies to mayors to Members of Congress, Betty has captured their surprise, determination, passion, regret and quiet moments of reflection.

Senator Ted Kennedy by Betty Wells

Each image is vibrant – with an energy leaping off the page. Her portraits, quick sketches and courtroom scenes, reveal powerful emotions and rich expressions of those in the midst of making history.

Mayor Marion Barry on Trial by Betty Wells

Betty is familiar to the viewing public largely as a result of her work as a national and internationally recognized news sketch artist. Her work has appeared on NBC Nightly News, Today Show, Dateline, MSNBC, CNBC and in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, Associated Press, Newsweek, US News and World Report and National Geographic.

With more than hundreds of images in her archives, Betty exhibits in the US and meets with historians upon special request. For more information, please contact Keri Douglas at All images are copyright protected by Betty Wells.

By Keri Douglas, writer/photographer, Washington, DC

Official web site: www.


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