Irish Artist Directory
Mildred Anne

Mildred Anne Butler (Irish Artist Directory)

Full Name: Mildred Anne Butler

Lived: 1858 - 1941

Categories: Watercolour, Oil, Landscapes, Animals

Artist Biography

A privileged upbringing allowed Kilkenny-born Mildred Anne Butler to travel to London in 1886 to study under Paul Jacob Naftel (1817-91) and later to Paris in 1894 where she joined the studio of Henri Gervex (1852-1929) for a time. She then travelled to Newlyn with Mary Guinness to study under Norman Garstin, returning there again in 1896. She exhibited at the Dudley Gallery in 1888 and in 1890 with the Royal Water Colour society of Ireland. She was included in the first exhibition of the Belfast Art Society, showed five works at the RHA and in 1896 had the rare honour of being included in the Royal Academy annual show where her presence was vastly outnumbered by those of male artists, and from which exhibition the Chantrey Bequest bought 'The Morning Bath'. Bulter’s work was represented in Hugh Lane’s exhibition at Guildhall in London in 1904, and three years later had a show with Percy French, Claude Hayes and Bingham McGuinness at the New Dudley Gallery.  

She inherited the family estate of Kilmurry whose gardens and environs were to be the inspiration for her most successful work.

Butler's work was included in 'Irish Women Artists: 1870-1970' exhibition (2014). Please click here to view the catalogue.

Currently On Sale at Adam's

Lot 5

Mildred Anne Butler RWS FRSA RUA (1858-1941) Garden Scene, p...

Estimate Price €1,000.00 - €1,500.00

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Mildred Anne Butler Art Previously On Sale at Adam’s Auctioneers

Mildred Anne Butler RWS (1858-1941) Crows Watercolour, 61 x 47cm (24 x 18'') Signed and dated 1...

Hammer Price €18,000.00

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Mildred Anne Butler RWS RUA (1858-1941) The Delegates Watercolour, 36 x 26cm, (14.25 x 16.25'') S...

Hammer Price €12,000.00

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MILDRED ANNE BUTLER RWS (1858-1941) On the Outskirts of the Forest; 'Twixt the Shadow and the Sun...

Hammer Price €12,000.00

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Mildred Anne Butler RWS FRSA RUA (1858-1941) Pot Luck Watercolour, 36 x 54cm (14¼ x 21¼'') Sign...

Hammer Price €11,000.00

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MILDRED ANNE BUTLER RWS FRSA RUA (1858-1941) Toll from the Turnip Cart (1896) Watercolour, 51 x 7...

Hammer Price €9,000.00

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