Cora Lavilla Bridger Butler
(1886 - 1974)
Cora Lavilla Bridger Butler was active/lived in Louisiana. Cora Butler is known for landscape and still life painting.
Biography Cora Lavilla Bridger Butler
The following biography was researched, compiled, and written by Geoffrey K. Fleming, Executive Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.
CORA LAVILLA “LEE” BRIDGER BUTLER (July 28, 1886 – October 9, 1974)
A.K.A. “Cora Lee Butler,” “Cora L. Butler”
Landscape and still life painter in oil, watercolor and pastel. She is best remembered, along with Mrs. Allen Rendall, as a “torch bearer” and ceaseless proponent for art in early twentieth century Shreveport, Louisiana.
She was born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana, the daughter of Sarah Frances Stuart (1850 – 1912) and Robert Dixon Bridger Sr. (1835 – 1890). Her father was a confederate civil war veteran, prominent attorney, parish and
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