George Demont Otis
(1879 - 1962)
George Demont Otis was active/lived in California, Tennessee. George Otis is known for landscape, seascape and still life painting, teaching.
Biography George Demont Otis
An impressionist landscape painter, carver, etcher and teacher, George Demont Otis maintained studios in Chicago, Colorado and California, living most of his career on the West Coast.
Otis was born in Memphis, Tennessee where he was orphaned at age six and was raised by his grandmother in Chicago. By age fourteen, he was enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago and showed early talent, especially with meticulous architectural drawings of Chicago buildings. One of the teachers was so impressed with his talent that she arranged for him to meet a United States Senator, who in turn provided Otis with a full scholarship to the Institute.
After finishing at the Institute, Otis enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts with John
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