Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971)
Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971) born in Chicago Illinois and studied at The Art Institute of Chicago followed by book illustrations and murals for interior design and decorative arts design for Herter Looms in New York. While there she assisted with tapestry design containing birds’ flowers and fruit. As a result of this she would eventually come to be known for painting birds and using gold leaf highlights. Peacocks’ flamingos and cockatoos, in a natural setting were most common in her work. She eventually settled in Carmel, California and became known as a local impressionist for using oils and watercolor with a lengthy exhibition history she was able to capture the eye of many making her popular. Much of her work was created into prints that were widely distributed.