A painter of murals and landscapes, he worked in oils, watercolor and pen and ink. The underlying drawing was strong and seen in his work. His landscapes were of Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Fire Island, Block Island,Oregon, Germany, Spain among others.
Harry H Boettjer was born October 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, and died October 2000 in Setauket, Long Island, New York. He is buried in Calverton Cemetery, Long Island.
Boettjer participated in the Forum Gallery, RCA building, Rockefeller Center in April-May 1934. ( Exhibited 3 paintings.) He took classes at the Art Students League, and was a member of the Salons of America. He served for 4 years in World War II, and then had art studios in New York, and on Block Island.
Boettjer did murals for PJ Moriarty's bar on 3rd Ave, Manhattan of local scenes of the area. He painted a mural of Native Americans for the anthropology department at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. He spent the last years of his life in Hyannis, Massachusetts and Setauket, Long Island.
Information courtesy of his niece, Joan Hatfield