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 John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats

Birth
Ireland
Death 3 Feb 1922 (aged 82)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Chestertown, Warren County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 11752990 · View Source
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Artist. Father of both poet William Butler Yeats and painter Jack Butler Yeats, John Butler Yeats was a noted artist in his own right. John Butler Yeats was educated as a Lawyer at Trinity College in Dublin, but persued a career in art soon after. Although he was a succesful artist he never attained financial stability and moved often between England and Ireland. Yeats eventually moved to New York City at the age of 69. He continued his career in America and was associated there with the "Ashcan" school of painters. He died in New York and is buried in Chestertown in the southern Adirondacks region. Several of his artworks are still on display in the "Yeats Museum" at the National Gallery of Ireland, the most famous of which is probably his portrait of his young son William Butler Yeats.

Bio by: Todd T. Hoffay


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  • Originally Created by: Todd T. Hoffay
  • Added: 15 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11752990
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Butler Yeats (16 Mar 1839–3 Feb 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11752990, citing Chester Rural Cemetery, Chestertown, Warren County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .