John Button, East Hampton, Approaching Storm
East Hampton, Approaching Storm
John Button, Lincoln Tower
Lincoln Tower
John Button, Ford Plant, Dearborn, Michigan
Ford Plant, Dearborn, Michigan
John Button, Industrial Buildings
Industrial Buildings
John Button, Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY
John Button, Swarthmore
John Button, Suns Rays, Westhampton Beach
Sun’s Rays, Westhampton Beach
John Button, EveningSky, LesBeaux
Evening Sky, Les Beaux
John Button, Winter, Upstate New York
Winter, Upstate New York
John Button, St. Paul's Dome
St. Paul’s Dome
John Button, Near Camden, Maine
Near Camden, Maine
John Button, Red Farm Skowhegan, Maine
Red Farm Skowhegan, Maine
John Button, Tuscany
John Button, Abrams Falls Great Smokies - Cade's Cove
Abrams Falls, Great Smokies – Cade’s Cove
John Button, Dunes
John Button, The Ridge
The Ridge
John Button, Lower East Side (2nd Ave. at Houston St.)
Lower East Side
John Button, Sunset #1
Sunset #1
John Button, Untitled (Yellow Sunset)
Untitled (Yellow Sunset)
John Button, Cove, Moriches Bay
Cove, Moriches Bay
John Button, Yellow Sunset
Yellow Sunset
John Button, Columbia Presbyterian II
Columbia Presbyterian II
John Button, Skowhegan Maine
Skowhegan, Maine
John Button, Spider Mums
Spider Mums
John Button, North Transept St. Jean Baptiste
North Transept: St. Jean Baptiste
John Button, Tony in Jock Strap
Tony in Jockstrap
John Button, Lifeguard with Skywriting
Lifeguard with Skywriting
John Button, Hawaii
John Button, Two Studio Models
Two Studio Models
John Button, Boy In Army Coat
Boy in Army Coat

Born in California, John Button (1929-1982) was educated at UCLA, Berkeley, before moving to New York City in the early 1950s. Amdist the frenzy of Abstract Expressionism, Button remained true to his interest in realism, and is now most commonly associated with such New York School artists as Fairfield Porter, Jane Freilicher, and Alex Katz. Concerning Button, Bill Berkson has written: “The scaled-up perceptual intimacy his best paintings assert is part of what the realist wing of the New York School developed, beginning in the ’50s, as a counterthrust to—as well as an absorption of—abstraction’s headlong specifying of applied paint.”

Work by John Button