George Butler Jr
(1838 - 1907)
George Bernard Butler, Jr. was active/lived in New York, California / Italy, France. George Butler Jr is known for animal, Italian peasant, portrait and figure painting.
Biography George Butler, Jr.
A painter known especially for animal and Italian peasant subjects, George Bernard Butler, Jr. was a member of the National Academy of Design*, becoming an Associate in 1871 and a full member in 1873. He studied in New York with Thomas Hicks, and in 1859 went to France where he was a student of Thomas Couture. However, the Civil War meant that he needed to return to America, and he joined New York's Seventh Infantry in 1861. Two years later as a participant in the Battle of Gettysburg, he lost his right arm. "Fortunately he had always painted with his left hand."
Shortly after that he was in California with his wife, Emily Buttersworth, who died in 1866. He returned to Europe and studied in German
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