Butler, George

Bio

George Butler is an award winning artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour. In August 2012 George walked from Turkey across the border into Syria, where as guest of the rebel Free Syrian Army he drew the civil war damaged, small and empty town of Azaz. 6 months later he made a similar trip back to Syria to record the stories of refugees in the field hospitals and escaping the conflict. His sense of adventure and ability to record scenes from life has led him to draw the world over: in courtrooms, on oil rigs and down gold mines to name a few. His drawings have been published by The Times (London), New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, ARD television Germany, NPR (USA). You can find his drawings in the V&A Museum's archive.

In addition to his illustration George started a charity with three friends called The Hands Up Foundation that has raised over £4million for vulnerable Syrians.

Awards

  • 2014 V&A Illustration Award Overall Winner, Drawings in Syria
Exhaust pipe shop
Exhaust pipe shop

AIQ3482447: Exhaust pipe shop, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Refugees Around a Fire
Refugees Around a Fire

AIQ3482448: Refugees Around a Fire, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bamako Market
Bamako Market

AIQ3482449: Bamako Market, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Peacock
Peacock

AIQ3482450: Peacock, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

AIQ3482451: Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Refugee camp
Refugee camp

AIQ3482856: Refugee camp, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Senegal Buses
Senegal Buses

AIQ3482857: Senegal Buses, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Oil Rig in Norway
Oil Rig in Norway

AIQ3482860: Oil Rig in Norway, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Peacocks
Peacocks

AIQ3482869: Peacocks, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

AIQ3482870: Kingfisher, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Elephant
Elephant

AIQ3482871: Elephant, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

All the Little Things
All the Little Things

AIQ3482872: All the Little Things , Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Middle East Map
Middle East Map

AIQ3482873: Middle East Map, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Marrakech
Marrakech

AIQ3482934: Marrakech, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Mixed Vegetables
Mixed Vegetables

AIQ3482935: Mixed Vegetables, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Myanmar Banana Market, 2013
Myanmar Banana Market, 2013

AIQ3482936: Myanmar Banana Market, 2013, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Saxon Church in Romania
Saxon Church in Romania

AIQ3482937: Saxon Church in Romania, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Scything in Romania
Scything in Romania

AIQ3482938: Scything in Romania, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cow
Cow

AIQ3482939: Cow, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Queuing for food
Queuing for food

AIQ3482940: Queuing for food , Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Engine Room
Engine Room

AIQ3482943: Engine Room, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Village from Above
Village from Above

AIQ3482944: Village from Above , Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Refugee Waiting at the Fence
Refugee Waiting at the Fence

AIQ3482945: Refugee Waiting at the Fence , Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Old Romanian Gypsy
Old Romanian Gypsy

AIQ3482946: Old Romanian Gypsy, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Hamza
Hamza

AIQ3482947: Hamza, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lobster
Lobster

AIQ3482949: Lobster, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Road Sign in Romania
Road Sign in Romania

AIQ3482950: Road Sign in Romania, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Oxen
Oxen

AIQ3482951: Oxen, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cockerel
Cockerel

AIQ3482952: Cockerel, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Market Stalls in Myanmar, 2 013
Market Stalls in Myanmar, 2 013

AIQ3482953: Market Stalls in Myanmar, 2 013, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Parrot
Parrot

AIQ3482954: Parrot, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Rice trade
Rice trade

AIQ3482955: Rice trade, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Monmatre, Paris
Monmatre, Paris

AIQ3482956: Monmatre, Paris , Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Kabul

AIQ3482957: Afghanistan, Kabul, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

St. Pauls Cathedral
St. Pauls Cathedral

AIQ3482958: St. Pauls Cathedral, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Taksim, Istanbul Cathedral
Taksim, Istanbul Cathedral

AIQ3482959: Taksim, Istanbul Cathedral, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Wall in Jerusalem
The Wall in Jerusalem

AIQ3482960: The Wall in Jerusalem, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Refugee Camp Idomeni Greece
Refugee Camp Idomeni Greece

AIQ3482961: Refugee Camp Idomeni Greece, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tins from African Market
Tins from African Market

AIQ3482962: Tins from African Market, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tower Bridge London
Tower Bridge London

AIQ3482963: Tower Bridge London, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Afghan refugees waiting on a train
Afghan refugees waiting on a train

AIQ3482964: Afghan refugees waiting on a train, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Turkey
Turkey

AIQ3482965: Turkey, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Artisanal Oil Field in Myanmar, 2015
Artisanal Oil Field in Myanmar, 2015

AIQ3482966: Artisanal Oil Field in Myanmar, 2015, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Gold Mine Workers
Gold Mine Workers

AIQ3482967: Gold Mine Workers, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Archbishop in Westminster Abbey
Archbishop in Westminster Abbey

AIQ3482968: Archbishop in Westminster Abbey, Butler, George / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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