Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1839-03-16
Death 1922-02-03
Irish (Republic of Ireland)
English

Biographical notes:

Yeats was an Irish portrait painter and father of both W.B. and J.B. Yeats. He lived many years in London and spent his last 14 in New York City.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection, 1909-1978 (bulk 1911-1922). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83320368

Irish barrister and artist, the father of the poet W.B. Yeats.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection, 1913-1954 (bulk 1913-1921). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 42278200

John Butler Yeats was an Irish painter, illustrator, and man of letters who resided in Ireland and England. Yeats' son, W.B. (William Butler) Yeats, was a noted Irish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Another son, Jack Yeats made his name as an artist and writer. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection. [1884-1922]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 660197535

John Butler Yeats was an Irish portrait painter and the father of the poet William Butler Yeats and the painter Jack Butler Yeats.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1897]-1921. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346145

From the guide to the John Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1897]-1921, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Van Wyck Brooks was a friend and protégé of John Butler Yeats in New York, ca. 1908-1911.

From the description of Correspondence : to Van Wyck Brooks, 1909-1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190873044

Epithet: painter, father of William B. and Jack B. Yeats

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x00001f

Irish painter John Butler Yeats (1839–1932) was born in County Down. He is the father of poet W. B. (William Butler) Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats. John Butler Yeats' daughters were also literary. Susan Mary Yeats [Lily] and Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie, Lolly] Yeats founded [with Evelyn Gleeson] the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press). John Butler Yeats was a friend of Irish painter Hugh Lane. John Butler Yeats has also written essays and reviews.

Hogan, Robert, ed., Dictionary of Irish Literature. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1979), pp. 697, 700-701. Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866–1949)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/61425 (accessed April 10, 2007).

From the guide to the John Butler Yeats letters, 1920 and undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Art, Irish--20th century
  • Boardinghouses--20th century
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • Artists--20th century--Drawings
  • Artists--20th century--Correspondence
  • Artists, Irish--20th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Artists

Places:

  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)