I have considered myself an artist since I have considered myself at all. I recall a drawing I did on the wall next to my crib.
Bette Yozell grew up on the north shore of Boston. She attended the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, the Boston Museum School and has a BS in art education from Tufts University. While in Boston in the early 1970’s, Ms. Yozell taught figure drawing at the Boston Center for Adult Education and Vision in Action High School, while maintaining a stained glass, painting and printmaking studio. In 1976, she moved to Copenhagen, Denmark where she established a similar studio and taught in the Danish Adult Education system. She exhibited extensively in Europe during her seven years there.
Her move back to the US was to Santa Fe, New Mexico. She taught first at the College of Santa Fe and then at Santa Fe Prep School, where she was Chair of the Art Department and taught for 27 years. Retired from teaching in 2011, Ms. Yozell is now full time in her studio.
While Bette’s work has always derived inspiration from the human form, the transition from glass work to painting, printmaking, and papercuts provids a certain linear context exemplified by clean vibrant shapes and often including window forms.