William Louis Otte(1871-1957)
Oil on canvas board
14 Inches x 18 InchesFramed Size: 20½ Inches x 24½ Inches
Remains to be Seen Antiques and Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Titled and signed verso: Desert Springtime - Coachella Valley, near Salton Sea, California 1928. William Louis Otte, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Framed in a custom 22kt. gold leaf frame by Shawn Speck Picture Frames, Whittier, CA.
William Louis Otte (1871-1957)
William Louis Otte was born in Sheboygan, WI, on Dec. 6, 1871. Otte was a successful stockbroker in New York, and in his leisure, he studied at the New York School of Art, Independent School of Art, and Robert Henri. In 1913 Otte retired from the stock market to devote his life to art.
After Otte decided to be a full-time artist, he moved to Santa Barbara, California, into a studio home at 1300 Los Albertos Road. William Louis Otte died in Santa Barbara on Feb. 5, 1957. An Impressionist, Otte used small, feathery brush strokes and a colorful palette to create landscapes of the desert and areas around his home.
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California 1786-1940”
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