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Butch Anthony

Life & Death

Butch Anthony is a contemporary, self-taught artist, maker, and collector of objects and antiques. Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1963, the artist grew up on his family's 80-acre property in Seale Alabama, where he lives and works today in a home he built by hand. He is the creator of the internationally recognized attractions including the Museum of Wonder, The World’s First Drive Thru Museum, and The Possum Trot, where his artwork can be admired and purchased by passersby.

In the early 1990's Anthony started creating art using various media and techniques, crafting them into one-of-a-kind-masterpieces. Throughout a career spanning decade, the artist has created a specific genre of work he calls “Intertwanglelism”, an ism of his own creation. Anthony attended Auburn University In the mid 1980's, where he studied zoology, geology, and biology. While there, he enrolled in a comparative anatomy class that he would later attribute to the use of veins and bones in his art.

Anthony’s original designs and compositions are acclaimed both regionally and internationally. His work has been featured in solo, group, and juried exhibitions across the United States and abroad in venues such as the Akron Museum of Art (Akron, Ohio), Wiregrass Museum of Art (Dothan, Alabama), Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (Charleston, South Carolina), and the Black Rat Project (London, England). He has been featured on the television series American Pickers and his work in publications including The New York Times, Garden and Gun, and Hyperallergic. Anthony was included in Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists, a book which showcases master artists from the state, published on the occasion of Alabama’s bicentennial.

For more information and to view more work visit www.museumofwonder.com

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