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John Button Art

American, 1929-1982

John Button was a fine draftsman and drew from life models throughout his career. However, little-known are his sketches of male nudes and studio models from the School of Visual Arts, where Button taught, as well as personal acquaintances. Born in California, Button was educated at University of California, Berkeley. After moving to New York City in the early 1950s, he became friends with Fairfield Porter and Frank O’Hara and assumed his part in the New York School of painters and poets. Amidst the frenzy of Abstract Expressionism, Button remained true to his interest in Realism and was most commonly associated with such New York School artists as Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher and Alex Katz, among others.

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Artist: John Button
Andrew
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Andrew 1980 Signed, titled, and dated in pencil, recto; inscribed verso Graphite on paper 17 x 12 inches (43.2 x 20.5 cm) This work is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1980s Contemporary John Button Art

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Graphite, Paper

View: Arcade
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
John Button View: Arcade, 1975 Gouache on Paper (Framed with Fischbach and Kornblee Gallery Labels) 20 1/2 × 24 1/2 inches Signed and dated on the front This unique 1970s John Button...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache

Untitled
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Dated in pencil, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and drew from life models throug...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Graphite

Dunes
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated in pencil, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at Universi...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Sun's Rays, Westhampton Beach
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.r. 9 x 12 inches This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at Univ...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Gouache

Untitled #103
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Signed and dated in pencil, l.r. Numbered 103 in pencil, u.r., verso Numbered 1 in pencil, u.l., verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York Cit...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Graphite, Paper

Cove, Moriches Bay
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of California, Berkeley. After...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Winter, Upstate New York
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor on paper This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of California, Berkeley. Af...
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Late 20th Century Realist John Button Art

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Watercolor, Paper

Untitled
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and drew from life models throughout his c...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Graphite

Untitled #238
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Numbered 238 in pencil, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and drew from life model...
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Late 20th Century Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Graphite

Untitled #257
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Dated in pencil, l.r. Numbered 257 in pencil, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman an...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Graphite, Paper

Untitled #187
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Dated in pencil, l.r. Numbered 187 in pencil, verso This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman an...
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1960s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Graphite

Boy in Army Coat
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Cali...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Untitled #177
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Dated in pencil, l.r. Numbered 177 in pencil, u.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Graphite, Paper

Untitled
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Graphite on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and drew from life models throu...
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1960s Realist John Button Art

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Graphite, Paper

Hawaii
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Calif...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Gouache

Two Studio Models
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Cali...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Paper, Gouache

Spider Mums
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Cali...
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1980s Realist John Button Art

Materials

Gouache, Paper

Ford Plant, Dearborn, Michigan
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Cali...
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1970s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Watercolor on paper Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of C...
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1980s Realist John Button Art

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Watercolor, Paper

St. Paul's Dome
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of California, Berkeley. After...
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1960s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Olympic Champion
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of California, Berkeley. A...
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1960s Realist John Button Art

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Oil, Canvas

Lincoln Tower
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Gouache on paper Signed and dated in pencil, l.c. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at Universi...
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1980s Realist John Button Art

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Gouache, Paper

Con Edison
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed and dated, l.l. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Califor...
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1960s Realist John Button Art

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Canvas, Oil

Sunday Morning
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed, recto This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of California, Berk...
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1980s Realist John Button Art

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Canvas, Oil

Frank O'Hara and Stevie Rivers
By John Button
Located in New York, NY
Oil on canvas Signed and dated, l.r. This artwork is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at University of Califor...
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1950s Realist John Button Art

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Oil, Canvas

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Previously Available Items
Untitled #158
By John Button
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Tony in Jock Strap
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East Hampton, Approaching Storm
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