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Art & Design Study Collection
On display: Second floor
James Butler is a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa but earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Fine Arts degrees at the University of Nebraska in Omaha and Lincoln respectively. Much of his art is influenced by both the Baroque and Pop Art eras, which has led him to the unique style of mod printmaking that he has become known for. His artwork was featured in an exhibition in the University of North Dakota’s Department of Art & Design in 1989.
Student composed text panel:
James Butler (American, b. 1945)
A Summer Landscape, 1985
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
1989 Juror’s Show purchase.
Featured at the 2014 Farmers Choice Exhibition, A Summer Landscape captures a landscape of several rolling fields upon which cows are depicted grazing. Much like the fields of North Dakota, this artwork evokes a sense of peace and serenity in its stillness.
Photo of fields with cows.
2014 Farmers Choice Exhibition
Butler's lithographs are based on photographic imagery. The artist shows a preference for open and broad landscape vistas, as observed in the farm scene here.
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