Philip Augustus Butler was born in Amesbury, MA, Nov. 30, 1829 and died in Merrimacport, MA, September 1, 1916. He married Rebecca Gave in 1888 in MA. His parents were Charles Butler and Rebecca Graves.
Butler exhibited at the Boston Art Club in 1890, 1891 and 1895 to 1899 and the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1896, 1897, 1899, 1906 and 1913.He lived in Auburndale, Massachusetts.
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