Jack B Yeats

Jack Butler Yeats was born in London in 1871, the youngest son of Irish portraitist John Butler Yeats, and the brother of the Nobel Prize winning poet William Butler Yeats. He studied painting and drawing at the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown, before leaving to work as a graphic artist, cartoonist (in 1894 he created the first cartoon strip of Sherlock Holmes), illustrator and water-colourist.

While he began using oils from about 1897, Yeats did not regularly produce oil paintings until 1905, preferring to work in watercolours. His early artworks were romantic depictions of landscapes and figures from the west of Ireland, particularly from his home in Sligo. He was influenced by the French Impressionist masters in the art col... read more

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Jack B Yeats Will He Catch Them 5.5" x 3.5" A line drawing from "Life in the West of Ireland." Published in book form by Maunsel and Co.Ltd. 1915 Result: 100
Jack B Yeats Fire Ornaments 5.5" x 3.5" A line drawing from "Life in the West of Ireland." Published in book form by Maunsel and Co.Ltd. 1915 Result: 100
Jack B Yeats The Post Car 8" x 11.5" Print Result: 100