Art Brokerage: Betty Martin French Artist: Originally from France, Betty Martin grew up both in Paris and Copenhagen. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. She also studied classical drawing and painting with Master Jean Leduc, as well as scenic and costume design for opera with Masters George Wakhevitch and Jeanne Renucci (Peter Brooke, Cocteau's La Belle et La Bete, Herbert Von Karajan. Following the Beaux-Arts, Betty worked on numerous theater and opera productions in Paris with Pierre-Jean de St Bartholome at L'opera Comique and Le Theatre Des Champs Elysses before shifting to production design in the French Independent film scene, with award-winning directors Eric Zonca (La Vie Revee Des Anges) and Laurent Tuel (Le Cercle). It was in the mid 90's that Betty moved to New York City to dedicate her life to painting. Her passion for large scales and textures led her to work on major music videos productions as lead scenic for artists such R. Kelly, George Michael, Buster Rhymes, The Spice Girls and Janet Jackson. In 2001, she was chosen to redesign and sculpt the angels sculpture that adorns the apex of Manhattan's legendary Flatiron Building.