Title: Fish Wharf, Morro Bay
Book Condition: Fine condition
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Approximately 10-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches image area. matted, framed and glazed. Etching and drypoint. Signed in pencil lower right. No. 15 of 50 impressions. Cornelis Botke was born in Leewarden, Holland in 1887. He studied at the School of Applied Design in Haarlem before emigrating the United States in 1906, settling in Chicago. There he studied at the Chicago Art Institute. With fellow artist and new wife Jessie Arms now by his side, the duo began a life long joint career, at times collaborating on mural projects.In 1919 Cornelis Botke and Jesse moved to Carmel, California, where Cornelis taught at Carmel Arts and Crafts. In 1920, they toured Europe. Returning home and finally settled in Santa Paula in Southern California in 1927, where they had a studio big enough to share. They were often commissioned together for very large works, usually murals.Cornelis Botke was predominantly a landscape painter in his singular work, and his pieces were displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum as well as the Art Institute of Chicago. Surviving murals of Botke's also exist in the Kellogg factory in Battle Creek, Michigan and the Ida Noyes Hall at the University of ChicagoThe Botkes were members of the California Art Club, the California Society of etchers, and the Foundation of Western Art. Cornelis exhibited his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Art Institute in Chicago. Signed in pencil lower right. No. 15 of 50 impressions. Bookseller Inventory # 29338
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