Full Name
Betty LaDuke
Speaker Bio
For more than 60 years, Betty LaDuke has traversed the globe as an artist and activist, bringing her sketchbook and camera to hundreds of villages in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, as well as to remote Papa New Guinea and Borneo. These experiences have inspired LaDuke’s large acrylic paintings, prints, and panels exhibited in hundreds of art centers and museums across the United States. They also appear in unexpected places, like at entrance to airports in Portland and Medford, Oregon, where her large. colorful cutouts of local farm workers greet arriving and departing passengers.

LaDuke has also documented women’s lives and creativity in books: Companeros: Women, Art, and Social Change in Latin America; Africa Through the Art of Women Artists; Women Artists: Multicultural Visions; and Bountiful Harvest: From Land to Table. Fiercely independent, LaDuke rarely puts her work up for sale, believing it should be accessible to all.

Learn more about Betty at bettyladuke.com
Betty LaDuke