Vincent Butler RSA RGI PAI: Studies from Life
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This exhibition showcases a range of bronze figurative sculptures by Vincent Butler. The selection of works shows the skill and mastery of his medium after a lifetime dedicated to his practice.
Vincent Frederick Butler, born in Manchester in 1933, studied sculpture at the Manchester School of Art, the Edinburgh College of Art and at the Academy of Fine Art in Milan, during the fifties. After almost a decade living in Italy and later in Nigeria, he opened his studio in Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and has worked there ever since. Until 1989 he was a tutor at the Edinburgh College of Art, specializing in life modelling and bronze casting. He was elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1977 and a few years later, of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art.
He has had numerous solo exhibitions and is a regular contributor to the major Art Societies in Scotland. He is also a skilled letter cutter and the author of a manual on methods of casting, published by A&C Black.