Freeman W. Butts
1928 - 1998


Freeman Butts [1928-1998] was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He studied on the GI Bill at the Hollywood Art Center School and worked at Disney Studio before painting alongside the abstract expressionists of the 1950s. 


Later in his life he relocated to Livingston Montana, his work developed to define a signature language in his direct approach to merge a figurative style with abstraction, incorporating looseness, fluidity of line and speed of execution. 




The work of Freeman W. Butts is in permanent collections of the following Montana Museums; The Missoula Art Museum, The Custer County Art Museum in Miles City, The Hockaday Museum of Art in Kalispell, The Holter Museum of Art in Helena, The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art in Great Falls, and The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings.


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