(late 19th century)
Maud Bottler was active/lived in Montana. Maud Bottler is known for landscape.
Biography Maud Bottler
Maud Bottler, likely an amateur painter, did several landscape paintings of locations near Yellowstone National Park. According to a Park Service official, her family homesteaded about 30 miles north of Yellowstone in 1868.
Controversy surrounds whether or not she was among the first artists, perhaps the first, to depict scenes of Yellowstone. Norman Tveit, researcher of early art of Yellowstone, asserts that Bottler was the first artist and writes the following, January 2004:
"It is a no-brainer to include Maud Bottler as relevant and significant to Yellowstone National Park history. Her family operated the first entrance to "Yellowstone" before it was a national park. They are the first family of the Yellowstone, so to spea
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