About Vincent Butler

Vincent Butler was born in Manchester in 1933, and is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, and the Paisley Art Institute.

He 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.

He has more recently concentrated on watercolours and drawings, which will be uploaded here as they are made, especially subjects depicting the Aeolian Island of Panarea, off Sicily, where he lives for part of the year.

His works are available directly from his own studio (and this website), but also from the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh, and Cyril Gerber Fine Art in Glasgow.

Sadly, Vincent Butler died on the 1st Jan 2017 after a short illness. His estate is being managed by his wife Camilla and son Adam.

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