Experience the art exhibit in Downtown Clearwater!

Experience the natural beauty and boldness of Clyde Butcher. The depth and technical achievement of Clyde Butcher’s photographs have earned him the recognition of being the foremost landscape photographic artist in America of the 21st century.

Clyde’s black and white monumental photographs have been exhibited in museums around the world and are now on display within a unique gallery in Downtown Clearwater.

Clearwater Public Library Main Branch
100 N Osceola Avenue
Downtown Clearwater, FL

Gallery Hours

  • FREE admission
  • FREE parking

November 2021 through May 2022

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The Exhibit

“America’s Everglades”, is an accumulation of images from Clyde’s beloved Everglades, a unique environment he discovered when he moved to Florida in 1980. Having come from California, the Everglades offered a mysterious and beautiful habitat to explore. When he heard that the Everglades were in danger of dying, he began using his images in an effort to help the people of Florida understand the beauty of the environment they would lose if nothing were done to save the Everglades.

“It is my hope that the vision I give to you of the Everglades will inspire you to love and protect it for generations to come”
– Clyde Butcher.

About Clyde

Celebrated for his high level of artistic and technical achievement, Clyde Butcher is regarded as our country’s foremost landscape photographer of the 21st century. Using a large-format 8×10″ and 11×14″ view camera, he captures images in black and white of unparalleled beauty and clarity that are recognized and exhibited in museums nationally and around the world.

His work has been honored with many prestigious awards and has been the subject of various news and PBS programs, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association, the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club, the Florida Artist Hall of Fame Award, which is the highest honor presented to a private citizen in Florida, and the Distinguished Artist Award from the Florida House in Washington DC. In addition, he has been named “Top 100 Most Influential Floridians” by Florida Trend and been included in “Who will be the next Ansel Adams” by Popular Photography Magazine.

For more than 50 years, Butcher has traveled extensively across the United States and abroad to capture the diversity and beauty of nature on black and white film.

The Gallery – Up Next 

Opening in June 2022 we invite you to experience the world through a thoughtful optimist as we present:

Daydreaming: Niki Butcher’s Hand Painted Photography