Richard Butler was born in Hampton Court England in 1956. He studied painting at the Epsom School of Art and Design (now the Surrey Institute for Art and Design). Shortly after graduating from the art school, in 1977, Richard Butler became a founder and singer/songwriter for “The Psychedelic Furs”, a British post-punk / new wave band . He returned to painting in early 2000s, and his work has been exhibited since in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. Richard Butler lives and works in New York.