Albert Prentice Button
(1872 - 1934)

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“For work that is unquestionably individual both in conception and manner, one is directed to three exquisite performances by Albert Prentice Button. These are neither literal renditions nor are they decorative compromises. They are translations of refined and stately sentiment. They are executed with the most scrupulous nicety, innumerable tints and shades being brushed, as incidents of detail, over carefully related surfaces of color…”

- Maude I. G. Oliver, from a review of the Chicago Water Color Exhibition in The International Studio, July 1906.

Albert Prentice Button was a painter and illustrator, known for his portrayals of figures in realistic, historically accurate settings. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1872 and studied in various Boston art schools, becoming a realistic painter who concentrated on the human figure, landscapes and seascapes. He was a member of the New York Water Color Club, the Boston Society of Water Color Painters and the Providence Water Color Club. Working in the arts and crafts style, Button usually painted on small canvas boards and paper.


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