Jack Butler Yeats

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Yeats, Jack Butler


Born 1871 in Sligo; died Mar. 28, 1957, in Dublin. Irish painter. Founder and leader of the Irish national school of painting in the 20th century.

Yeats was the son of the portraitist John B. Yeats (1839-1922) and brother of the poet W. B. Yeats. He studied in Dublin and at the Westminster Art School in London. His creative work is imbued with humanism and love for his country and its national life, nature, and history. Romantic liveliness, impetuosity, and breadth are inherent in his manner of painting (After the Races, Tate Gallery, London; and The Magician and The Old Slave Woman, Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin).


Pyle, H. Jack B. Yeats: A Bibliography. London, 1970.
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The first chapter is devoted to Jack B. Yeats and the competing tensions between an aesthetic that seeks to figure national identity (voiced primarily by MacGreevy), and an aesthetic that focuses on the aesthetic object, the thing itself (voiced by Beckett).
This book does not by any means replace Gifford Lewis's book, The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala, nor Liam Miller's The Dun Emer Press, Later the Cuala Press, nor The Painted Word: Samuel Beckett's Dialogue with Art by Lois Oppenheim, nor Hilary Pyle's biographical studies, nor Bruce Arnold's important biographies of those painters, Jack B. Yeats and Mainie Jellet, relevant to her subject.
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