James Butler RA is one of Britain’s foremost figurative sculptors. His works adorn many different sites in London, other British cities and around the world and many have become familiar and cherished landmarks. His works have a power and gravitas, a true sculptural weight and presence which convey the authority and the personality of the subject.
His striking winged figure of Daedalus, a Memorial to the Fleet Air Arm, stands in the Embankment Gardens in London. The statue of John Wilkes the 18th century English parliamentarian stands in Fetter Lane in The City as does James Henry Greathead (the great London Underground engineer) in Cornhill. Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis stands proudly in the Wellington Barracks in Birdcage Walk.
James has also produced numerous much-praised large-scale war memorial pieces both for sites in France and at regimental headquarters here in the UK.
He was also commissioned to produce The Great Seal of the Realm which is appended to state documents such as proclamations, writs and ecclesiastical appointments. His familiarity with sculpting HM The Queen for this commission makes him the ideal sculptor for our project.