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George 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 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 School   ...  Displaying 750 of 2500 characters.

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