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Anne Butler Yeats, 1919–2001

Standing About Doing Nothing1965

Standing About Doing Nothing is a 1965 work by Anne Butler Yeats. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions 59.7 x 90.2 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1886
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Anne Butler Yeats, Standing About Doing Nothing, 1965, Oil on canvas, 59.7 x 90.2 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, P.J. Carroll & Co. Ltd. Art Collection, 2005

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Anne Butler Yeats 1919–2001

Irish painter and set designer Anne Butler Yeats studied at the RHA Schools. She worked as chief stage designer at the Abbey Theatre before taking up painting full time and developed a bold, expressionist style in her landscape, still life and figurative oils. Yeats's has exhibited widely in Europe and is represented in significant private and public collections. Retrospective exhibitions of her work were held at the RHA in 1995 and the National Gallery of Ireland in 2002.

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