Richard Butler

United Kingdom

Artist biography

Richard Butler is a visual artist, who was born in the the United Kingdom, like other famous artists such as Susan Morris, Alan Hathaway, Radu Negru, David Hicks, and Haris Nukem.


Richard Butler most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Hannah Barry Gallery in London with the exhibition The Unlimited Dream Company. The exhibition was open from 16 November 2017 until 13 January 2018. Richard Butler's work has also been exhibited during the The Amnesiac Hostess exhibition at Waltman Ortega Fine Art | Miami in the United States (14 February 2020 - 30 March 2020).

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Through colonisation and the resulting ascent of its Empire, the United Kingdom reached the status of a giant, although the prosperity and economic power did not shelter it from the obvious cultural supremacy of other continents and countries. With the United States on one side and its European neighbours on the other, Britain had been to a somewhat significant degree eclipsed by their respective impact on the art of the modern period. But it is towards the end of the nineteenth century that it truly became an essential and vital agent in the development of the avant-garde, through radical and progressive trends such at the Arts and Crafts Movement, which would become essential to the further development of bohemian artists movements or other artist-led guilds of the twentieth century. Vorticism is a significant movement, essentially distinctive of British modernism, it involved artists known for their association to the Bloomsbury group. A few critically significant British artists of the modern and contemporary period include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Paula Rego among others – as well as the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Chris Ofili, in more recent years.

Richard Butler

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