Theme/Style Impressionism, figurative art, decorative art
Media Oils, murals, watercolors, illustrations
Artistic Focus Consistent in style throughout her lifelong career, Jessie Arms Botke enjoyed both critical and commercial success as a painter of bold, decorative paintings of birds, underwater life, and the flora and fauna of numerous geographic locations. Her work was generally ornate, highly decorative, bright and lively, and always representational, no matter the artistic trend of the time in which it was painted. She was known for her technically demanding large canvases, many of which featured gold leaf treatments in an art decoesque style.
• Botke remained active as a painter late into
her life, working on trains as she traveled from California to the Midwest
and East Coast, and following the death of her husband in 1954, she painted
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