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About Vincent Butler

Vincent Butler 1933-2017 was a leading Scottish bronze sculptor and was an elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, and the Paisley Art Institute.

He studied at Manchester College of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and, after winning a scholarship, at the Brera Academy of Art in Milan under Marino Marini and Giacomo Manzù.

In his long career he 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 his last years Butler concentrated more on watercolours and drawings, which will be also visible here, especially subjects depicting the Aeolian Island of Panarea, off Sicily, where he lives for part of the year.

His works can be seen at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh the Cyril Gerber Fine Art in Glasgow, or by appointment privately. Please feel free to make any enquires.

Vincent’s estate is being managed by his wife Camilla and son Adam. Please feel free to get in touch.

Vincent Butler in his studio in Edinburgh working on the life size statue of "Gaia"
Vincent Butler in his Edinburgh studio working on the life size statue of Gaia
Vincent Butler's book Casting for Sculptors

Vincent Butler’s book Casting for Sculptors was published in 1998