Yeats, Jack Butler (1871-1957) By Barber, Fionna
Jack B. Yeats was born into a remarkably creative Irish family; his father—John Butler Yeats—was a painter and his brother was the poet W.B. Yeats. His sisters Elizabeth and Lily helped to establish the Arts and Crafts studio Dun Emer (1902) and Elizabeth subsequently founded the Cuala Press (1908). Jack Yeats’s early illustrative style depicted rural subjects from around his boyhood home in Sligo, making a significant contribution to the developing imagery of the West of Ireland important in the development of an independent Irish cultural identity.