Jack Butler Yeats(redirected from Jack B. Yeats)
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).