Gatliff, Betty Pat 1978

She’s an artist like none other. When police detectives are holding a human skull, and they wonder what the person might have looked like, they call forensic sculptor Betty Pat Gatliff. Like many other liberally educated women from OCW, Betty had interests well beyond her major field. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from OCW in 1951. Before she became a nationally known artist, she spent 27 years in U.S. Civil Service: 19 years as a medical illustrator and eight years as a technical illustrator. Since 1979, she has been a free lance illustrator and forensic sculptor. She has served as a consultant and/or sculptor for Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation; Oklahoma of the Chief Medical Examiner Oklahoma; Universal Studios, "Quincy", 1978 and 1980; U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Assassinations, President John F. Kennedy, 1978; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1979; Orion Pictures, "Gorky Park", 1983; plus three projects for the U.S. Park Service. Her awards include the Charlotte Holt Award, AMI, 1988; and the John R. Hunt Award, AAFS, 1991.

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