Виктор Грязнов

Thanks for suggesting “women in science” posts, caitlinatlamont! We will be sure to feature more of this content in upcoming posts. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy this reblog from March concerning the life and work of Dr. Betty Greene.

From African-American History to Women’s History Month: Today we celebrate Dr. Betty Greene, believed to be the first African-American female chemist employed at the Dow Chemical Company.  Greene was born on March 20, 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas and earned her B.S. from the Tuskegee Institute in 1955 and her PhD from Wayne State University in 1962.  She began working for Dow in 1965 in the E.C. Britton Lab, where she specialized in Latex products.  According to her former colleague, Rudolph Lindsey, Dr. Greene served as a Consultant on Polymers issues in the Saran Research Laboratory and the Styrene Butadiene (SB) Latex group often utilized her expertise and knowledge.
In addition to her work at Dow, Betty Greene was active in community service in Midland and was a founding member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a national service group for African-American women. Greene retired from Dow in 1990 and passed away in Midland on June 16, 1995. 
Many thanks for Dr. Betty B. Jones and her associates for bringing Dr. Greene and her achievements out of the archive and onto our Tumblr!

  John Lavery, Played !, 1885, private collection, oil on panel, 35,5 x 30 cm

PS 19, oil on linen, 41 x 52 in 

Exhibition Catalogue: Eva Hesse 1965

A cottage under trees, Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch. Dutch (1824 - 1903)

New red shoes, the artist’s wife unframed, William Henry Hunt. (1790 - 1864)
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Ramon Casas i Carbo, Spain (1866-1932)