Betsey Heuisler was born and grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art.

From 1970 to 1975, she and her husband lived, worked, taught and traveled in thirty-six countries. Her prints were shown in Rabat, Morocco in 1972, and her paintings of Afghan women in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1974. Her work in Afghanistan was supported by a grant from the Asia Foundation.

Living in Baltimore, Maryland from 1976 to the present, she has been a private instructor of life drawing, helped create a course in Medical Humanities for the University of Maryland Medical School under a NIH Grant; taught for many years at the Maryland Institute College of Art; was Chair of the Art Department at Gilman School in Baltimore; originated and taught a summer painting program for the Maryland Institute College of Art in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and is on the faculty at Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, teaching one studio course each semester for acupuncture students.

Her paintings are in numerous private, corporate, museum and government collections nationally and abroad. In 1999 her paintings were selected to appear in the national publication New American Paintings. She recently completed ten large oil paintings for permanent installation at Manhattan Chili Company, in the Ed Sullivan Theater Building in New York. She is represented by Gomez Gallery in Baltimore and Atelier 31 in Seattle.

She has been married to Stanley Heuisler for 32 years, and is the mother of Kate, 22 and Alec, 20. She is an avid gardener-planting and mulching at a hillside home in Baltimore and a beach cottage in Delaware.

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