James Butler FRBS RWA
Honorary Member

Biographical Details:

Born London 1931
Member of the Royal Academy of Arts
Member of the Royal West of England Academy
Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors

Major commissions include:

Twice life-size portrait statue of President Kenyatta, Nairobi, Kenya.
Monument to Freedom Fighters of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia.
Portrait statue of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis, Wellington Barracks,
Birdcage Walk, London.
Memorial statue of King Richard III, Castle Gardens, Leicester.
The Leicester Seamstress, Hotel Street, Leicester.
The Burton Cooper, bronze sculpture, Burton on Trent.
Portrait statue of Sir John Moore, and the attendant figures of Rifleman and Bugler, Sir John Moore Barracks, Winchester.
Sculpture for National Guard Sports Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Anniversary Fountain – Dolphin Fountain, Dolphin Square, London.
Cippico Fountain, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Portrait statue of John Wilkes, New Fetter Lane, London.
2nd casting – portrait statue John Wilkes, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania, USA.
Bronze sculpture Skipping Girl, St Ann̛̛s Road, Harrow.
The Leicester Seamstress, bronze sculpture, Hotel Street, Leicester.
Portrait statue of James Greathead, Engineer, Cornhill, London.
Memorial statue of Reg Harris, World Cycling Champion,
National Cycling Centre, Manchester.
Memorial for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Arborfield.
Portrait bronze bust of Sir Nicholas Bacon, St Albans School, Hertfordshire.
Portrait statue of Thomas Cook, London Road, Leicester.
Portrait bronze bust of Sir Frank Whittle, RAF Club, Piccadilly, London.
Portrait statue of the footballer, Billy Wright, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton.
D-Day Memorial for the Green Howards, Crepon, Normandy.
Seagull sculpture, Anchorpoint, Singapore.
Girl and Teddy Bear, KK Women̛̛s and Children̛̛s Hospital, Singapore.
Portrait statue of James Brindley, canal engineer, Canal Basin, Coventry.
Child and Whale, KK Women̛̛s and Children̛̛s Hospital, Singapore.
Life-size figure of Ondine, Avalon, Pidemco Land, Singapore.
Life-size Reclining Figure, Avalon, Pidemco Land, Singapore.
Life-size Young Dancer, Avalon, Pidemco Land , Singapore.
Life-size portrait figure of ̛̛Joanna Sitting on a Bench̛̛.
Memorial Portrait statue of Duncan Edwards, Dudley, England.
Memorial for Fleet Air Arm – "Daedalus", Thames Embankment. London.
Sculptural tribute to Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch.
Portrait statue of Jack Walker for Blackburn Rovers FC.
Portrait bust of RJ Mitchell for RAF Club, Piccadilly.

Portrait sculpture of Van Gogh (private commission)
Portrait statue of Stan Cullis for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Portrait sculptures of William Blake and Tom Paine (private commission)
"The Grand Children", three life size figures on a bench (private commission) 2005
Life size statue of Bob Dylan (private commission)
Six life size bronze figures for Royal Ascot project

Work for the Royal Mint:

Royal Seal of the Realm commissioned by the
Royal Mint for HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal Jubilee Commemorative Medal.
The 50 pence coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roger Bannister̛̛s 4 minute mile.
The Nelson Crown Piece to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Lord Nelson.

Works in progress:

Life-size portrait statue of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Portrait statue of Jack Harris Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Portrait head of Prof Michael Farthing.
Portrait head of Sally Cadbury.
Portrait bust of the Queen Mother, Butchers̛̛ Company.

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