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Reg Butler

(1913-1981), Sculptor

Reginald Cotterell ('Reg') Butler

Sitter in 12 portraits
Butler trained as an architect and worked as a blacksmith before becoming Henry Moore's assistant and developing his own talent as a sculptor. His first solo exhibition was held in 1949 at the Hanover Gallery in London and two years later he was appointed as a teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1952 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale and in the same year won a much publicised competition for a Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner which, however, was never made.

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Reg Butler, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P797(8)

Reg Butler

by Lord Snowdon
bromide print, 5 March 1964
NPG P797(8)

Reg Butler, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1946

Reg Butler

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 5 May 1964
NPG P1946

Reg Butler; André Bloc, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x182372

Reg Butler; André Bloc

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 7 March 1950
NPG x182372

Reg Butler, by Ida Kar - NPG x31621

Reg Butler

by Ida Kar
quarter-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x31621

Reg Butler, by Ida Kar - NPG x88626

Reg Butler

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x88626

Reg Butler, by Ida Kar - NPG x133284

Reg Butler

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1954
NPG x133284

Reg Butler, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x182373

Reg Butler

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 6 March 1957
NPG x182373

Reg Butler, by Douglas Glass, for  Paul Popper - NPG x184301

Reg Butler

by Douglas Glass, for Paul Popper
bromide press print, 1960
NPG x184301

Reg Butler, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x182370

Reg Butler

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 25 February 1960
NPG x182370

Reg Butler, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x182371

Reg Butler

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 25 February 1960
NPG x182371

Reg Butler, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198461

Reg Butler

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, June 1960
NPG x198461

Reg Butler, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x13711

Reg Butler

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, 1965
NPG x13711

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