The Scientific Art of Henry Russell Butler

 

Screen Shot 2018-02-07 at 1.09.29 AMBaker, Oregon 1918 total eclipse as portrayed in his first “space” painting.  He was invited by Carnegie to go with the  US Naval Observatory Expedition to Oregon.  Much preliminary work went into this portrayal.

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Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 10.19.20 PMHenry Russell Butler at the easel, painting one of his many ocean sea-scapes.  He used these as models for his own ocean and landscapes of possible exo-planets for scientific research, such as Mars.  To the an older viewer of the 21st Century, he is the “spitting image” of President Theodore Roosevelt. To a viewer of his own time, that would be insulting.

The Princeton Exhibition 2017

Butler’s Notebooks and Methods

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