Elizabeth Butterworth


1949 Born in Rochdale, Lancashire
1966 Began studying at Rochdale School of Art
1968 Further training at Maidstone College of Art
1971-74 Studied at the Royal College of Art
1975 First solo show, at the Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1985 Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1997 First exhibition at the Redfern Gallery, London
2001 Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1975 Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1976 Park Square Gallery, Leeds
1978 Fischer Fine Art, London
1979 Ladd Lane Gallery, Dublin
1981 Fischer Fine Art, London
1983 Artis Group, New York
1985 Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1990 Adelaide Arts Festival
1993 Graham Modern, New York
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1994 Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
1995 Sotheby's, London
1996 Graham Gallery, New York
1997 Redfern Gallery, London
2001 Natural History Museum, London, 'Amazons, Macaws and Cockatoos'
Redfern Gallery, London, 'An Exhibition of Watercolours and Prints'
2009 Redfern Gallery, London, 'Recent Paintings and Drawings'

Selected Group Exhibitions

1973 Angela Flowers Gallery, London, 'British Drawing 1952-1972'
Nova-London Fine Art Ltd., Copenhagen, 'British Art Now'
1975 London Group, Camden Arts Centre, London
Printmaking show, Tokyo
1976 Curzon Gallery, London 'Printmaker's Workshop'
Fischer Fine Art, London 'English Realists - The Figurative Approach'
1978 Royal College of Art, London, 'The Animal in Art'
1979 De Beers Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
1981 Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'A Penthouse Aviary'
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'Recent Acquisitions'
Louis K. Meisel, New York, '8 British Realists'
1984 Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture'
1986 Royal College of Art Conservation Department, Natural History Museum, London
1988 Kyburg Ltd., London 'Drawn from Nature'
1990 Natural History Museum, London, 'The Rainforest Art Exhibition'
1992 Camden Arts Centre, London, 'Recent Acquisitions, Contemporary Art Society'
Fundacion Museo de Ciencias, Caracas, 'Project Venezuela: Art and the Environment'
Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania
1998 London Art Fair, London (with Redfern Gallery)
2001 Florida Art Fair, Florida (with Redfern Gallery)
2005 Doha, Qatar, 'Extinct Species'
2007 Barber Institute, Birmingham, 'From Dürer to Elizabeth Butterworth'
2008 Tate St Ives, 'Master Printer, Hugh Stoneman'
2012 Government Art Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize (travelling exhibition)
Royal Academy, London, 'Summer Exhibition'


Butterworth, E. and R. Low 'Parrots and Cockatoos', London: Fischer Fine Art, 1978
Butterworth, E. and R. Low, Rosemary, 'Amazon Parrots', London: Rodolphe d’Erlanger, 1983
'Parrots, Macaws and Cockatoos: The Art of Elizabeth Butterworth', New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989
Butterworth, E., 'Macaws', London: Rodolphe d’Erlanger, 1993


American Museum of Natural History, New York
Arizona State University Library, Tempe
Arts Council of Great Britain
Barr-Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Bayerische Staatsbibliotek, Munich
British Government Art Collection, Department of National Heritage
Natural History Museum, London
Contemporary Arts Society, London
CSO Contemporary Art Collection, London
Doncaster Art Gallery, Yorkshire
Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Howard Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans
Leicester City Art Gallery, Leicester
LIncoln Park Zoo Library, Chicago
McGill University, Montreal
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Peabody Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Robert M Strozier Library, Florida State University
Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas
State Library of Southern Australia
Texas Library of Southern Australia
Troy H Middleton Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
University of Georgia Library, Athens, Georgia
University of Stellenbosch Library, South Africa
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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