Butler was born in the small timber and farming community
of Baxley, Georgia in 1943. The first four years of his
life were spent with his parents in a log cabin that he
fondly remembers as an environment that perfectly reflects
his African/Cherokee heritage.
In 1947 events transpired that brought
Robert to the community of Okeechobee, Florida. A move
that must have been providential because it was here
on the shores of Lake Okeechobee in the heart of Florida's
backcountry, that he developed a familiarity with the
woods and waters that are so honestly rendered in his
paintings. It is correct to say that Robert Butler was
tutored by nature itself.
professional career began in 1968. Robert honed his
skills by pushing the limits of his artistic talents,
and accumulated a vast amount of knowledge by creating
more than one hundred paintings a year. With no formal
training to facilitate an inherent artistic spirit Robert
developed a style now known world wide as the "Butler
style", and exemplified by a dramatically lit and
romanticized portrayal of the landscape.
will pay cash today
for your Highwaymen artwork.
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of the painting to me with the size and name of the artist
who signed it. I am only interested in original paintings,
no prints or lithographs.
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way to reach me. (954) 398-4353. If I can't
answer then please leave a message describing the artwork
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