Jean-Isy de Botton was born in Greece in 1898 to French parents. He studied Fine Arts at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and apprenticed in the studios of Antoine Bourdelle and B. Naudin.As a multi-disciplinary artist: painter, sculptor, drawer and writer, Botton was a prolific artist and quickly gained the favours of highly influent individuals, including HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Most notably, he was appointed the official painter of Georges VI’s coronation in 1937. He became a US citizen but returned to Europe at the end of his life. His works can be seen in public collections throughout the world.