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Geese and Hollyhocks

A work made of oil on canvas mounted on board.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas mounted on board.

Date:

1917

Artist:

Jessie Arms Botke
American, 1883–1971

About this artwork

In Geese and Hollyhocks, Jessie Arms Botke filled nearly the entire composition with flowers and vegetation, creating a painting with striking decorative effects. Embedded in the flora, four geese stretch across the shallow foreground, the overlapping, undulating shapes of their long necks and bodies introducing a sense of movement.

Born in Chicago, Botke studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked in New York for several years at the textile firm Herter Looms, where she produced designs for tapestries and decorative panels, and later relocated to California. Botke also executed numerous mural commissions. The artist specialized in renderings of birds, drawing inspiration from Japanese aesthetics such as woodblock prints.

Status

On View, Gallery 171

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Jessie Arms Botke

Title

Geese and Hollyhocks

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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1917

Medium

Oil on canvas mounted on board

Inscriptions

Signed recto, bottom-left, in red pigment: Jessie / Arms / Botke

Dimensions

71.1 × 90.2 cm (28 × 35 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1918.294

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