(1898 - 1997)
David Butler was active/lived in Louisiana. David Butler is known for folk art sculpture, painting, yard art.
Biography David Butler
David Butler: 1898-1997, lived and worked in Patterson, Louisiana
One of the first recognized stars of Southern African-American yard art, David Butler installed a fantastic tin zoological environment on and outside his home in Patterson, Louisiana, over the course of several decades. Butler turned to art in middle age, after a work-related injury at a sawmill. But he managed to bridge his private environment and the broader art world, first rising to prominence with the landmark 1982 exhibition "Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980" at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC. Only a year later, his yard environment was dismantled when illness required him to move in with family, and Butler's prolific and site-specific practice transfor
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