(1896 - 1983)
Henry Albert Botkin was active/lived in New York, California. Henry Botkin is known for modernist figure-views, still life, non objective painting.
Biography Henry Botkin
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Henry Botkin studied at the Art Students League in New York City and also painted at Provincetown. He was an abstract painter who served from 1957 to 1961 as President of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors. He was a long time resident of New York City.
In 1935, he visited Charleston, South Carolina where he painted low-country blacks in a romantic manner that some criticized for lacking social realism. By the late 1940s he had turned to abstraction in oils and collage.
He was hosted by his cousin and close companion, George Gershwin, composer, who was in Charleston with DuBose Heyward at Folly Beach setting his novel "Porgy" to music. Botkin was Gershwin's painting
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