By Sean Barron


Kim Novak’s artistic gift of combining in her paintings elements of Impressionism and Expressionism caused Dorothy Butler to express her positive impressions.

“I think she’s a fabulous, iconic blonde bombshell,” Butler said of Novak, a 1950s and ’60s film legend who retired from the movie industry for good in 1991 and devotes much of her time to art.

Nevertheless, Novak was the top box-office star for three-consecutive years in the 1950s.

Butler, 34, a Youngstown State University art-history major and fan of vintage films, was among a few hundred people who came to Sunday’s opening of Novak’s first solo art exhibition, which was at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., on the North Side.

The show runs through June 29.

Butler, a great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Butler, the museum’s founder, brought the film star, artist and animal lover a set of roses.

She also wore a 1950s-style outfit inspired by “Picnic,”

Article source:

This entry was posted in Fine Art News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.