Butler’s grandfather was Claude Monet, a very famous Impressionist painter. Butler was a part of a group of artists called the Fauvists. In French, “fauve” means wild beasts. Fauve artists painted everyday things like people, places, and animals using wild brushstrokes and exciting colors. Butler visited Catatonk Pond in New York and decided to paint it. In this painting, Butler expressed how he felt about the place through exciting colors. The different types of brush strokes added power to this artwork.