Cornelius Botke

Dutch , 1887 - 1954

Born in Leewarden, Holland in 1887, Botke was primarily a landscape painter, but was also known as a skilled etcher and block-printer. He attended the School of Applied Design in Haarlem and in 1906 moved to the United States where he became an architectural draftsman at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Botke married painter and muralist, Jessie Arms and in 1919, they moved to Carmel, California where he began teaching at Carmel Arts and Crafts. He exhibited throughout his career at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, among other highly regarded venues.


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