Born: 1904. Died: 1965. Nationality: Unknown.
Betty Rea studied painting and sculpture at Regent Street Polytechnic and at the Royal College of Art under Henry Moore from 1924-26.
She was associated with the Artists International Association, founded in 1933, that sought to oppose imperialism, fascism and colonialism through art. Until the 1950s the work of the AIA was consistently figurative and Betty Rea's own work concentrated on the figure. It was included in the AIA exhibition, curated by Lynda Morris, held at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford in 1983. It has also been the subject of recent research, published by the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds in 2003.
The Artists International Association (AIA), Museum of Modern Art Oxford, 1983