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Edward Butler

 (born 1941)
Edward Butler is active/lives in Louisiana.  Edward Butler is known for naive portrait, collage, sculptor.

Biography   Edward Butler


The following is from Mary Armstrong, Friend and Confidant of the Artist:

The artist Edward Butler who was born Edward Lanöeux on St. Louis Plantation in Iberville Parrish, Louisiana, October 9, 1941 the first of 22 children. His work as an artist began late in his life after leaving the plantation, moving to New Orleans, LA., marrying, and fathering five children and being sent to prison for murder.

Edward Butler learned to carve wood while in prison, learning this art style from a fellow inmate in the prison woodworking shop. Because Edward had a very limited education, having left school in the sixth grade to work in the sugar cane fields, his desire to learn was fueled by his natural ability to create lifelike carvings in   ...  Displaying 750 of 2060 characters.

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