In this lecture, art historian and LAM Curatorial Fellow Jean Stern will discuss the life and art of Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971) in a slide-illustrated lecture on one of the most important California artists. Born in Chicago, Jessie Arms took classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving to New York, she began working as a tapestry designer at Herter Looms. In 1915, she married the artist Cornelis Botke (1887-1954). In 1919, they settled in California where they lived the rest of their lives.
She is particularly noted for her elegant and vivid painting of birds, particularly peacocks. She painted in an elaborate, elegant and exotic approach often in the Art Deco style, with vivid colors and gold leaf.
The lecture, which features numerous paintings and some archival photographs, lasts approximately 45 minutes, with time afterwards for questions and answers.
John Moran Auctioneers & Appraisers are the exclusive auctioneer / appraiser business for the 2023 Jean Stern Presents lectures.
Advance tickets recommended.
Museum members: $12
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