In the 1920s and 30s, Francis E. Getty was active in Bermuda. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, an early important art club in New York City. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1891. He exhibited at the Boston Art Club in 1896 giving an address of 16 Greenough Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA.
In July, 1965 there was an exhibition put on by the North Conway Library Association called A Century of Art in the White Mountains. A painting by Francis E. Getty was exhibited entitled New Hampshire Scenery.
In the book Rediscovering Some New England Artists, Francis E. Getty and James D. Hunting are described as the best friends of William F. Paskell. The three were known as the “Three Musty Steers.” They apparently fancied themselves as gourmet cooks and were also avid bridge players. In earlier years, they would often visit the home and studio of Benjamin Champney.