Vincent Butler RSA, RGI, PAI
Vincent Butler was born in Manchester in 1933. He studied at Manchester College of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and then Brera Academy of Art in Milan, under the teaching of Marino Marini and Giacomo Manzù.
Butler began teaching sculpture first in Nigeria in 1960, then returning to the UK in 1963 to teach at Edinburgh College of Art, creating his own works in his Stockbridge studio.
Throughout his life Butler created hundreds of Bronzes, mainly of the human form as well as other works depicting animals and still lifes. He was also known later in his life for his beautiful drawings and watercolours, particularly of Panarea, the Aeolian island off Sicily where he lived part of the year.
Butler was a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Glasgow Institute and Paisley Art Institute. His work was widely exhibited throughout Scotland and England as well as around the world and included portraits of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Cardinal Gordon Gray, Lord Sutherland and Benno Schotz.
Sadly Vincent Butler passed away on the 1st of January 2017 after a short illness.