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Jack Butler Yeats, b.1871

In Memory of the Crew of the Port Yarrock of Glasgow1925

In Memory of the Crew of the Port Yarrock of Glasgow is a 1925 work by Jack Butler Yeats. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on board
Dimensions23 x 35.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003
Item NumberIMMA.1183 MCCL
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Jack Butler Yeats, In Memory of the Crew of the Port Yarrock of Glasgow, 1925, Oil on board, 23 x 35.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift from the McClelland Collection by Noel and Anne Marie Smyth, 2003

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About the Artist

Jack Butler Yeats 1871–1957

Irish painter Jack Butler Yeats was born in London and grew up in Sligo with his maternal grandparents before returning to London in 1887 to live with his parents. He briefly attended the Government School of Design and the Westminster School of Art and went on to work as an illustrator for sporting periodicals and newspapers. A visit to the west of Ireland in 1898 inspired his first solo exhibition 'Sketches of Life in the West of Ireland'. It would remain his theme for much of his artistic career. By 1910 he had moved permanently to Ireland, living in Greystones, Co. Wicklow and later Dublin. Yeats was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1916. His painting ‘The Liffey Swim’ won a silver medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. The broad fluid brushstrokes of that work mark the change in his technique during the 1920s, from that decade his work became more expressive and experimental. Yeats's work is held in numerous national collections including IMMA, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Crawford Art Gallery and the Model, Sligo. — View Artist »