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James Butler RA, RWA, FRBS, SPS, MBE, Hon.RBA

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Sculptor James Butler RA, RWA, FRBS, SPS, MBE, Hon.RBA
James Butler

About James Butler

James Butler, whose work can be found in private and public collections all over Britain, graduated from Maidstone School of Art, St Martin`s and the Royal College of Art. He is elected to the Royal Academy, Royal West of England Academy and a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He has a sure touch and incredible knack of capturing not only the form but the spirit of his stunning pieces.

Biography / CV of James Butler

James Butler`s Biography
Born in London in 1931, and lived most of his early life in Kent. After education he then moved to London and studied for a further 2 years at St. Martins School of Art and finally the Royal College of Art.

He spent some 10 years working as a proffessional stone carver and is responsible for many carvings that can be seen on buildings throughout London today, including the Queen Beasts in Kew Gardens.

James was first elected a mamber of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1964 and is a member of the Royal West of England Academy Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and a member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

Artist Statement of James Butler

James Butler`s statement.
In contrast to the towering figures he is so well known for, he has designed for the Royal Mint the Royal Seal of the Realm, the Jublie coin and the 50pence piece commemorating Roger Bannisters 4 minute mile.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by James Butler


Twice life size portrait of statue of President Kengatta - Kenya
Monumnet to Freedom Fighters of Zambia
Portrait statue of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis
Memorial statue of King Richard III Castle Gardens
The Leicester Seamstress
The Burton Cooper
Portrait statue of Sir John Moore and the attendant figures of Rifleman and Bugler
Sculpture of National Guards Sport Stadium - Saudi Arabia
Anniversary Fountain - Dolphin Fountain
Cippico Fountain
Portrait staue John Wilkes
Bronze sculpture of Skipping Girl
The Leicester Seamstress
Portrait statue of James Greathead - Engineer
Memorial for Reg Harris - World Cycling Champion
Memorial for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Portrait bronze bust or Sir Nicholas Bacon
Portrait bronze of Thomas Cook
Portrait bronze bust of Sir Frank Whittle
Portrait statue of the footballer Billy Wright
D. Day Memorial for the Green Howards
Seagull sculpture, Singapore
Girl and Teddy Bear - Childrens Hospital
Portrait statue of James Brindley
Child and Whale - Childrens Hospital
Life size gigure of Ondine
Life size reclining Figure
Life size Young Dancer
Live size portrait figure of Joanna sitting of a bench
Memorial Portrait staue of Duncan Edwards.

Qualifications / Education of James Butler

Jame Butler`s Education
Educated at Maidstone Grammer School and Maidstone School of Art.

Teaching Experience

James Butler taught sculpture and drawing at the City and Guilds of London Art School and was a visiting tutor to the Royal Academy Schools.

Price Range of Work

James Butler's work has a price range from £6,000 to £9,500

Mediums utilised

James Butler's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

James Butler's work is found in the following categories on site:
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures
Teenagers Sculptures statuettes Portraits figurines commissions etc
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

James Butler's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition


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