J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct-Dec 1963 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, no. 65);
Woking, The Lightbox, 2D:3D – Discover the Art of Sculpture: Sculpture & Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 1 February – 1 March 2008
Margaret Garlake, Sculpture of Reg Butler, Henry Moore Foundation, 2006 (no. 164, p. 146, RB142)
Reg Butler studied as an architect and later trained as a blacksmith during the Second World War. The experience and understanding of metals he gained during this time was to be useful with the number of forged, cast and welded sculptures that he produced in the early 1950s. Butler produced a series of figurative pieces during this period which secured his international reputation, including Summer, 1955, which focuses on Butler’s exploration of the female figure. This piece is an early example of Butler’s use of shell bronze, a light metal which is easy to work with.