Ethel Franklin Betts (1877-1959) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Betts started getting illustrating work from magazines like Collier’s, McClure’s, and The Saturday Evening Post. In 1904 she was paid to illustrate a few books, including The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley and A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Betts would later earn a bronze medal for her illustration, The Six Swans, in 1915.
Betts created four covers for The Saturday Evening Post.