Self_Portrait_2Dusti Bongé: Revisting The Legacy
IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
December 4, 2012 – June 8, 2013


Eunice Lyle (“Dusti”) Swetman Bongé (1903-1993), was Mississippi’s first significant modernist painter, active from the 1930s to the early 1990s. Throughout her painting career she lived and worked in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her work was represented by Betty Parsons for more than 35 years in New York, first at the Mortimer Brandt Gallery and then the Betty Parsons Gallery.  Bongé and was a contemporary of Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman.  The exhibition will recognize Bongé for her innovative and ground-breaking paintings.