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Cornelis J. Botke
1887 - 1954

Cornelis Botke studied art at the Haarlem School in his native Holland before arriving in Chicago in 1906. 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.

They moved to Carmel, California in 1919 where Cornelus taught at Carmel Arts and Crafts. In 1920, they toured Europe. Returning home and finally settled in Santa Paula in Southern California in 1927. The Botkes were members of the California Art Club, the California Society of etchers, and the Foundation of Western Art. Cornelus exhibited his work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Art Insitute in Chicago. Sources: AskArt; Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786 - 1940.

Cornelis Botke Furnace Creek Wash

Cornelis Botke Furnace Creek Wash Signature Furnace Creek Wash
Death Valley
Etching 6 3/4 x 8 3/4
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