Howard Russell Butler
(1856 - 1934)
Howard Russell Butler was active/lived in New Jersey, California. Howard Butler is known for seascape, portrait, solar eclipse and landscape painting.
Biography Howard Russell Butler
The first president and founder of the American Fine Arts Society,
Howard Russell Butler was elected to the National Academy of Design in
1902. He was especially known for his paintings of landscapes and
Butler was born in New York City and studied at
Princeton and Columbia Universities. In 1877, when he graduated from
Princeton, Butler received from his father the graduation gift of a
train trip West to California. He and three classmates went on
the adventure, which included an excursion to Yosemite where they
visited with John Muir. From this time, Butler had an ongoing
fascination with the West.
In 1882, he graduated from law
school at Columbia University and practiced in New Yo
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