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 John Butler Yeats  (1839 - 1922)

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Lived/Active: New York / England/Ireland      Known for: landscape and portrait painting-prominent persons

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Birth
1839 (County Down, Ireland)
 
Death
1922 (New York City)

Lived/Active
New York / England/Ireland


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landscape and portrait painting-prominent persons

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John Butler Yeats RHA (1839-1922)

The Irish portrait painter and illustrator John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in 1839. He was the father of William Butler Yeats and Jack Butler Yeats.

Best known for his portrait of the young WB Yeats - one of several of his paintings in the Yeats museum in the National Gallery of Ireland - his masterpiece is generally considered to be his portrait of John O'Leary (1904).

John Yeats was educated in Trinity College Dublin and started (showing 500 of 2840 characters).



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