Fray Guillermo (Juan) Butler
(1880 - 1961)
Fray Guillermo (Juan) Butler was active/lived in Argentina. Fray Butler is known for sacred theme and landscape painting.
Biography Fray Guillermo (Juan) Butler
Guillermo Butler (Juan Butler) (December 14, 1880, Córdoba, Argentina - July 17, 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was an Argentine painter of the Dominican order, considered an important artist in sacred themes and in the series of landscapes of the Sierras de Córdoba.
Son of the Irish William "Guillermo" Butler and the Italian Maria Batto, adopted the name of his father when entering the Order of Preachers of Santo Domingo de Guzmán in 1896. After his ordination he studied painting with Emilio Caraffa, and in 1908 he traveled to Europe where he studied with Desiré López. He returned to Buenos Aires in 1915, and in 1925 he was awarded the National Painting Prize. He exhibited in Venice in 1919 and in other European cities.
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