George Edmund Butler
(1872 - 1935)
George Edmund Butler was active/lived in New Zealand, England. George Butler is known for portrait and landscape painting, teaching.
Biography George Edmund Butler
The following biography, written by Cecil Broome, is from the Bristol Savages*, an ongoing art association of Bristol, England from 1904.
Born in Southampton in January 1872, George Butler was age twelve when he was taken
to New Zealand and lived in the backwoods where, in the absence of any
distractions, he was able to practice his obvious talent for drawing. He
soon made up his mind that he wanted to take up art as a career and
pinched and scraped enough to come back to England and study art
seriously. When he felt that he had enough money he left New Zealand
avoiding the cost of a fare by signing up as a deckhand.
It must be
assumed that he sold some of his works, for he studied at the Lambeth
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