Booth had a national career that spanned 1920-1970. His abstract styles included Cubism, as well as realist paintings of rural Minnesota with depictions of iron mining towns, struggling farmers, Indian Reservations and other hard living conditions. He studied at the Art Students League of Chicago, and later with the German artist Hans Hoffman of Munich. Booth taught at Art Students League, Minneapolis School of Art, and was an art teacher in N.Y.C. & Minneapolis.