Mary Cable Butler
(1865 – 1946)
Painter Mary Cable Butler was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and was involved with art in her home state for her entire life, primarily in Philadelphia. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and also traveled abroad to study at the Academie Colarossi in Paris.
Butler’s first exhibit was at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1894, and she continued to show there for many years. Some of her other exhibits include the Plastic Club, Sears Roebuck and Company Art Galleries, the Philadelphia Water Color Club and the Corcoran Gallery.
While living in Pennsylvania throughtout the winter, Butler spent her summers in Maine. She also traveled through the US, creating paintings such as Cathedral Rock from Kicking Horse, Capistrano, California and Canadian Rockies from Banff.