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The Resource Jack Yeats : a biography, Bruce Arnold

Jack Yeats : a biography, Bruce Arnold

Label
Jack Yeats : a biography
Title
Jack Yeats
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Arnold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Yeats (1871-1957) stands as a giant figure in Irish twentieth-century art. An isolated artist throughout his life, Yeats dominated solely through talent and the inventiveness of his paintings. This major biography tells the full story of the artist's life and analyses his prodigious output. This included not only some one thousand paintings, and vast numbers of illustrations, comic cartoons, drawings, and watercolours, but also seven novels and nine plays. An innately original man, Yeats eschewed all movements, took no pupils, taught only by example. Yet he exerted a fundamental and fascinating influence on Irish culture during his long and diverse life. Based on extensive research among primary sources, this book describes the life of the son of the portrait painter, John Butler Yeats, and younger brother of the poet, William Butler Yeats. Born in London, Jack spent his formative years in his grandparent's home in Ireland. His first show was held in England, but the young artist was inexorably drawn to Ireland where he created in drawings and paintings an Irish spirit and language that increasingly captured and glorified the heroism, mystery, myths, and legends of the Irish people. This book provides a compelling portrait of the complex and enigmatic artist whose reputations and artistic vision have become increasingly admired in the years since his death. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DRB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnold, Bruce
Index
index present
LC call number
N6797.Y4
LC item number
A75
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Yeats, Jack B.
  • Yeats, Jack B.
Label
Jack Yeats : a biography, Bruce Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Early life in Sligo -- Art school in London, 1887-1889 -- Bedford Park: the 1890s -- Work and marriage, 1891-1897 -- Devon and the first London shows, 1897-1899 -- Miniature Theatre, 1900-1901 -- The Broadsheets and John Masefield, 1901-1903 -- Ireland and the United States, 1904-1905 -- John M. Synge, 1905-1909 -- Last days in England, 1909-1910 -- The Broadsides, 1910-1915 -- Nervous breakdown, 1915-1918 -- A Dublin man, 1919-1922 -- Modernism and the issue of style, 1923-1930 -- Career as writer, 1931-1935 -- 'Lives, ' 1936-1938 -- Death of William Butler Yeats, 1939 -- The outbreak of war, 1940-1942 -- Painter triumphant, 1943-1945 -- Death for only one, 1945-1947 -- Last years, 1948-1957
Control code
ocn239617027
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 163 p.
Isbn
9780300075496
Lccn
98019116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.
Label
Jack Yeats : a biography, Bruce Arnold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Early life in Sligo -- Art school in London, 1887-1889 -- Bedford Park: the 1890s -- Work and marriage, 1891-1897 -- Devon and the first London shows, 1897-1899 -- Miniature Theatre, 1900-1901 -- The Broadsheets and John Masefield, 1901-1903 -- Ireland and the United States, 1904-1905 -- John M. Synge, 1905-1909 -- Last days in England, 1909-1910 -- The Broadsides, 1910-1915 -- Nervous breakdown, 1915-1918 -- A Dublin man, 1919-1922 -- Modernism and the issue of style, 1923-1930 -- Career as writer, 1931-1935 -- 'Lives, ' 1936-1938 -- Death of William Butler Yeats, 1939 -- The outbreak of war, 1940-1942 -- Painter triumphant, 1943-1945 -- Death for only one, 1945-1947 -- Last years, 1948-1957
Control code
ocn239617027
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 163 p.
Isbn
9780300075496
Lccn
98019116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports.

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