Bethanne Parker Andersen: Mormon Artist
Bethanne Parker Andersen is an illustrator, painter, and art professor. She is a professor of illustration at Brigham Young University. She graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in fine art and a master’s degree in painting and sculpting. She also studied at the School of Visual Arts andthe Florence Academy of Art.
She has illustrated numerous books, including Seven Brave Women, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award and was a Boston Globe-Horn Honor book. She has also illustrated Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott; Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy; Georgia’s Bones; Packet of Seeds; Ten Kings and the World They Ruled; and many others.
She was born in Ogden, Utah, and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.