BUTLER, Berenice

1902 - 1965

Bérénice Butler, was born at Dunedin, New Zealand on 25 September 1902, daughter of artist George Edmund Butler, and his first wife Sarah Jane née Popplestone (1870-1928), who married at Lyndhurst, Hampshire on 29 April 1899. In 1911, a 9 year old, living at Eastfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol with her parents, 39 year old George and 40 year old Jane, with her sibling brother, Joseph Brian 4, born Weedon, Buckinghamshire and they had a visitor, 23 year old art student Julia Daniels, born Chicago, USA. Berenice exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 'Popplestones', Trimley, near Ipswich in 1927 an oil, 'A Suffolk Punch from Mr C. C. Smith's Farm' and a watercolour 'Jane Eyre' and in 1931 her work 'The Lamb of God' was used in Christmas Cards for the Medici Society. She married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1936, Guy Richard Bisby (17 August 1889-3 September 1958). In 1939, 'formerly an artist' living at 8 Cross Deep Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex with her husband 'assistant at the Commonwealth Mycological Institute in Kew', he died at 77 Chertsey Road, Egham, Surrey in 1958. Of 'Marizion', Thame Road, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, when she died at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire on 8 November 1965, aged 64. She signs her work 'B. Butler' block letters.

NB her 1939 registration gives her birth year as 1901.

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