(1887 - 1954)
Cornelius J. Botke was active/lived in Illinois, California. Cornelius Botke is known for landscape, still life, and mural painting, etching.
Biography Cornelius Botke
Cornelis Botke was primarily a landscape painter but was also known as
a skilled etcher and block-printer. He was born in Leewarden, Holland
in 1887 and studied there at the School of Applied Design in Haarlem.
1906 he moved to the United States and settled in Chicago, where he
became an architectural draftsman at the Art Institute of Chicago.
While in Chicago, Botke met and married Jessie Arms, also a painter and
In 1919, the two of them moved to Carmel,
California, where Cornelis took a teaching position at Carmel Arts and
Crafts. Together the couple worked as artists doing major commissioned
pieces as well as personal works. In 1927 they bought a ranch in
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