Elizabeth "Betsy" Rupprecht, of Chicago, died on October 20, 2018 at the age of 86 after a long illness. Survived by her spouse, Janet Cunningham. Betsy was born in Paris to expatriate artists. The family returned to Chicago in 1932. Betsy established her career first as a portraitist. She became a Professor of Painting and Drawing at The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago and taught for 50 years, retiring in 2015. Betsy had a lifelong bond with the Ox-Bow School Of Art, holding all positions beginning with student/dishwasher to Director of the school, to board member. Her proudest achievement was facilitating the close association of Ox-Bow and the SAIC, an affiliation that she worked many years to bring to fulfillment.
Betsy requested that there be no funeral but, rather a party. Plans are pending. Donations in her name may be made to The School Of The Art Institute, 37 S. Wabash-8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 and Ox-Bow School Of Art, 36 S. Wabash-12th Floor, Chicago, 60603. Arrangments entrusted to Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 773-774-0366
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