Biography provided courtesy of “California Watercolors 1850-1970” By Gordon T. McClelland and Jay T. Last.
Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971)...Born: Chicago, IL
Studied: Chicago Art Institute
Member: American Watercolor Society, California Water Color Society, Carmel Art Association.
Jessie Arms Botke grew up and was educated in the Midwest. During the 1920s, she moved to the West Coast and settled near Santa Paula.
Although Botke painted and exhibited many watercolors and worked prolifically as a printmaker, she received national recognition for the production of murals and decorative oil paintings of exotic birds. Many of these paintings were reproduced by the New York Graphic Society and distributed world wide.
Southern California Artists (1890-1940).