John Butler Yeats
(1839-1922)

Died aged c. 83

John Butler Yeats (16 March 1839 – 3 February 1922) was an Irish artist and the father of William Butler Yeats, Lily Yeats, Elizabeth Corbett "Lolly" Yeats and Jack B. Yeats. The National Gallery of Ireland holds a number of his portraits in oil and works on paper, including one of his portraits of his son William, painted in 1900. His portrait of John O'Leary (1904) is considered his masterpiece (Raymond Keaveney 2002).

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John B Yeats 1839-1922 Artist and Writer lived here

Vicarage Farm, County Down, BT63 6AR, Tullylish, United Kingdom where they lived

John Butler Yeats 1939-1922 artist W. B. Yeats 1865-1939 poet Jack B. Yeats 1871-1957 artist lived here

3 Blenheim Road, Chiswick, W4, London, United Kingdom where they lived