Herbert Edward BUTLER

Herbert Edward BUTLER
exh 1881 - 1921

Born in London and trained at the Royal Academy Schools, he came to Polperro with his artist friend Charles BOUTWOOD where they met and married the Pond sisters, Thirza and Sophia.

Herbert and Sophia lived on Talland Hill, where he had a painting school. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (1909) and, as well as the large oil paintings so fashionable with the Victorians, he turned more to smaller watercolours after the First World War. He also illustrated a number of books.


Landscape and figure painter; illustrator

works and access

Works include: Polperro Harbour; Lansallos Street


I; L; M; RBA; RI

RA (14)


Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p317)

Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists

Year's Art 1910