Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Betsy Kjelsberg

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Betsy Kjelsberg
b. 1866, Drammen, Buskerud County, Norway; d. 1950, Svelvik, Norway

The correct spelling of this name is BETZY KJELSBERG.

Betzy Kjelsberg was a leader in social welfare who, as the first female factory inspector in Norway, helped to improve working conditions. In 1920, she became the vice-chairman of the International Council of Women (founded in 1888 by Susan B. Anthony and others).

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