John Forwood Butler
(1878 - 1958)
John Forwood Butler was active/lived in New York, Illinois. John Butler is known for landsape and seascape painting, commercial art.
`Self Portrait as a Scarecrow`
Biography John Forwood Butler
The following information is from John B. Walhausen.
I see that my grandfather John Forwood Butler is listed in AskART and that the painting which you show associated with John Butler is very much in the style of his paintings.
He was born in Liverpool April 12, 1878, emigrated to the United States as a young boy with his parents and trained in NYC. He painted primarily as a commercial artist working in NYC, lived a few years in Chicago and later in Mount Vernon and Bronxville. He died there in July 7, 1958.
To my knowledge his fine art paintings were for his own pleasure. He worked in oil (on artist board) and water color and his subjects were almost always landscapes and seascapes(waves crashing on rocks). Every
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