George Butler

George Butler

George Butler is an award-winning artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His drawings, done in situ, are in pen, ink and watercolour. Over the last ten years his desire to record scenes in ink rather than with a camera has meant he has witnessed some extraordinary moments: refugee camps in Bekaa Valley, Nepal, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Myanmar, Minsk with Amnesty International and more recently Yemen, Libya and Angola with the Halo Trust.

His drawings have been published by The Times, Monocle, New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, ARD television Germany, and NPR. His work has been shown in the Imperial War Museum North and the V&A Museum which also holds some of his work in the National Archive.

In 2014, George set up Hands Up Foundation with three friends to give help to Syrian people by funding health and education projects.

Photo credit: Sonja Jasinski