- Known as: British sculptor
- Born: 1931, London, UK
James Butler lives and works in Warwickshire. Most of his work is commission based. He has wellover 30 major commissions as diverse as the twice life size statue of President Kenyatta of Kenya for the city of Nairobi and the statue of football legend Billy Wright at Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton.
Butler two year’s National Service in the Royal Corps of Signals. Part of his studies were at the Royal College of Art, London.
Worked on architectural sculptures such as the Queen’s Beasts at Kew Gardens and restoration work on the Albert Memorial.
1948-50: Studies at Maidstone School of Art
1950-52: Studies at St Martin’s School of Art
1960-75: Teaches drawing and sculpture at the City and Guilds of London Art School
1972: Elected a Royal Academician
1973: Commission for the twice life size statue of President Kenyatta of Kenya for the city of Nairobi
1980: Member of the Royal West of England Academy
1981: Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
James Butler, RA
Valley Farm Studios