James Butler is one of today's foremost figurative sculptors.

He has been a member of the Royal Academy since 1964; he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and a Member of the Royal West of England Academy. 

His many monuments and memorials stand in London and other UK cities and also abroad in Kenya, Zambia, Saudi Arabia, France, Singapore, Madeira and in the USA. His small and medium-size bronzes are in many private collections.

An Interview with James Butler

Podcaster Lucy Branch talks to, James Butler about his amazing commissions. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1972, a Member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1980 and Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1981. His portfolio includes The RAF Fleet Air Arm Memorial, London Embankment, Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis – Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, footballer Duncan Edwards, The Stratford Jester and so many more.

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A myriad of monumental commissions and delicate gallery works on display.

The Studio

Take a peek into the studio to see what piece James Butler is working on next.

About the Sculptor

James Butler is one of the world’s most distinguished figurative sculptors.

"There is something that you’ve put into the figure that gives it a life that is other than your own and I think that is an extraordinary thing to be able to do.

It’s like a little bit of magic.

The process is fascinating and I think that’s what keeps me constantly working – you are constantly trying to magic something outside yourself." 

- James Butler

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