| Yeats, Jack Butler Biography
Leading Irish painter of the 20th century, whose scenes of Irish daily life and Celtic mythology contributed to the surge of nationalism in the Irish arts after Irish independencewas won.
Jack Butler Yeats was the brother of poet William Butler Yeats. Yeats spent his youth in Sligo, Ireland, where he was educated privately. His early work consisted mainly of pen and watercolor drawings, but after 1930 he devoted himself to oil painting. In his later years he was considered the most eminent artist in Ireland, with his work reflecting a new Irish consciousness.
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