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Jack Butler Yeats, b.1871

The Mountain Farm

The Mountain Farm is a work by Jack Butler Yeats. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumHandcolored print
Dimensions 10 x 35.5 cm Framed: 26.5 x 51.5 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donated by JACK STORRS, 1998
Item NumberIMMA.838
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
Image Caption
Jack Butler Yeats, The Mountain Farm, Handcolored print, 10 x 35.5 cm Framed: 26.5 x 51.5 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donated by JACK STORRS, 1998

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

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.
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