Born in Sacramento, CA in 1855, Butler studied in Paris with Gérôme in 1877. Most of his career was spent in Paris. An oil painter, Butler specialized in historical figures.
He died in Lüderitz, Germany on Feb. 13, 1916.
He was the brother of artist Frederick S. Butler and son of Miner F. Butler who was the architect for the Capitol in Sacramento.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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