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Francis Butterfield

Francis Butterfield was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, in 1905. As a young painter he was encouraged by a leading collector of the day, Sir Michael Sadler. In 1934, he became a member of the Seven and Five Society (later the 7 and 5 Abstract Group) which included Hepworth, Moore, Hitchens, Piper and Nicholson. Butterfield had two solo exhibitions in London: at the Zwemmer Gallery in 1934 and the Leicester Galleries in 1937. His work is represented in the collection of Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield City Museums & Galleries.


The Embrace - Details

The Embrace 1933
24 x 19.75 inches
Oil on canvas laid on board

Private collection