Born on 18th April 1872 in Bamberg Germany as Babet Bahmeijer, died on 31st October 1972 in Belgrade. She is considered as one of the most important Serbian plain-air impressionist. She started her artistic education in 1890 in the private art school of Carl Mar, and Anton Ažbe in Munich. There she met her future husband and art inspiration Risto Vukanović. They move together in Belgrade where in 1899 they managed the first Serbian Drawing School. Beta Vukanovic was a plain-air painter and here works wеre carrying strong and bright impressionistic palette. When the impressionism started to fade away, she moved toward realism. She exhibited in Rome (1902), Munich, Paris (1900), etc.
Beta Vukanović visited Macedonia during the World War One years, where she traveled together with the Serbian army toward the Thessaloniki front. Unfortunately most of her drawings and watercolors created at the Thessaloniki front are lost or destroyed. After the war, she had an exhibition in Skopje in 1926. Vukanovic was also an art teacher of some of the most important Macedonian painters: Ljubomir Belogaski and Vangel Kodjoman.