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John Butler Yeats

1839-1922 Ireland/Portraiture

 

Brief Biography-John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in 1839. He studied law at Trinity College Dublin and became a lawyer in 1866 before taking up painting. A year later, Yeats went to London and entered Heatherley's School of Fine Art and The Royal Academy Schools. He visited Holland in 1889, and when back in England, the pre-Raphaelite style had an impression on him, and he turned to portraiture in 1872. Yeats returned to Ireland in 1780 but was notoriously slow when doing portraits and went back to London to make a living but was lured back to Dublin by Sarah Purser to exhibit his paintings in 1901. He painted many works in Dublin; however, in 1908, he travelled to New York, where he enjoyed a relatively successful livelihood painting and writing. He died in New York in 1922. His children all thrived in the arts. William Butler Yeats, the poet, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats embroidered pictures, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats was an art teacher and writer, and Jack Butler Yeats became a successful painter.

 

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Clare
Marsh

Clare Marsh

Douglas
Hyde

Douglas Hyde

Edward
Dowden

Edward Dowden

Jenny
Yeats

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Frances E
Geoghegan

Frances Elisabeth Geoghegan

George
Moore

George Moore

George W
Russell

George William Russell

Hester
Dowden

Hester Dowden

John M
Synge

John Millington Synge

John
O'Leary

John O'Leary

John
O'Leary

John O'Leary

Jack as
a Boy

Jack as a Boy

Lady
Gregory

Lady Gregory

Maire Nic
Shiubhlaigh

Maire Nic Shiubhlaigh

Mary L
Caughey

Mary Lapsley Caughey

Mrs
Lenny

Mrs Lenny

Katherine
Hinkson

Katherine Tynan Hinkson

Lord
MacDonnell

Lord MacDonnell

Standish
O'Grady

Standish O'Grady

Lily
Yeats

The Artist's Daughter Lily

Pippa
Pissas

Pippa Pissas

Reverend P
S Dineen

Reverend Patrick S Dineen

Rosa
Butt

Rosa Butt

Ruth
Lane

Ruth Lane

The Bird
Market

The Bird Market

The Flower
Girl

The Flower Girl

William
Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

William G
Fay

William G Fay

James
O'Grady

Standish James O'Grady

Susan L
Mitchell

Susan L Mitchell

Susan Mary
Lily-Yeats

Susan Mary-Lily-Yeats

The Artist's
Wife

The Artist's Wife

Violet
Osborne

Violet Osborne

Mrs Meidie
Ashe King

Mrs Meidie Ashe King

W B
Yeats

 W B Yeats


The
Landscape

Landscape