Reg Butler

Throughout Reg Butler's lifetime he worked as a sculptor, draughtsman, architect and writer. He was trained as an architect in the 1930s at the Architectural Association, London. During World War II, he worked as a blacksmith in West Sussex and then as a technical editor for the Architectural Press until 1950. He had his first solo exhibition at the Hanover Gallery, London and began to lecture at the Slade School of Fine Art. His work received due attention and was chosen to be exhibited with a group of British sculptors, including Kenneth Armitage, at the 1952 Venice Biennale. His impressive career was celebrated two years after his death with a retrospective at the Tate, London.