Vincent Butler RSA RGI PAI
Vincent Butler RSA RGI PAI (1933-2017)
Vincent Butler was born in Manchester in and trained at Manchester College of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and at the Brera Academy of Art in Milan with Marino Marini and Giacomo Manzù .
He has produced hundreds of bronze sculptures, mainly of the human form but occasionally also of animals or still lifes. His work has been widely exhibited throughout Scotland and England as well as in Europe.
A number of his statues are in public museums in Edinburgh, as well as various public commissions in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He has also undertaken many portraits including of HRH Duke of Edinburgh, Lord Sutherland, Cardinal Gordon Gray, the poet laureate for Scotland Liz Lochhead, and other notable figures, several of which are in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
In more recent times he concentrated on watercolours and drawings, and exhibited in Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh and Cyril Gerber Fine Art in Glasgow.
Vincent passed away on the 1st January 2017.