John (JB) Butler
(1890 - 1976)
John (JB) Butler was active/lived in Washington, Maryland, Wisconsin / Europe. John Butler is known for landscape, figure, mural, ceramics.
Biography John (JB) Butler
In the early part of the 20th century, three progressive artists in Seattle worked under the name "The Triad". These artists were the etcher Roi Partridge, the miniaturist Clare Shepard Shisler and John Davidson Butler. Included in their circle among others, were the painters Mabel Lisle Ducasse and Yasushi Tanaka as well as Partridge's future wife, photographer Imogen Cunningham.
Cunningham used her husband and artist friends as models in her earlier Pictorial photographs, especially John Butler and his brother Ben.
Butler's art instruction began early with Seattle artist Carlotta Blaurock who had studied with James Whistler. Butler continued his studies with Ella Shepard Bush and other local artists and exhibited
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