Jack Yeats

Jack Yeats

by Bruce Arnold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300075499

ISBN-13: 9780300075496

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

This engrossing book is the first biography of Jack Yeats, a giant figure in twentieth- century Irish art and younger brother of W.B. Yeats. Bruce Arnold examines Yeats'prodigious output of art and literature; his friendships with Masefield, Synge, Beckett, andothers; and his identification with his chosen country, Ireland. .
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This engrossing book is the first biography of Jack Yeats, a giant figure in twentieth- century Irish art and younger brother of W.B. Yeats. Bruce Arnold examines Yeats'prodigious output of art and literature; his friendships with Masefield, Synge, Beckett, andothers; and his identification with his chosen country, Ireland. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300075496
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Prologueix
Chapter One Origins1
Chapter Two Early Life in Sligo17
Chapter Three Art School in London 1887-188929
Chapter Four Bedford Park -- the 1890s45
Chapter Five Work and Marriage 1891-189757
Chapter Six Devon and the First London Shows 1897-189968
Chapter Seven Miniature Theatre 1900-190181
Chapter Eight The Broadsheets and John Masefield 1901-1903100
Chapter Nine Ireland and the United States 1904-1905116
Chapter Ten John M. Synge 1905-1909132
Chapter Eleven Last Days in England 1909-1910152
Chapter Twelve The Broadsides 1910-1915166
Chapter Thirteen Nervous Breakdown 1915-1918185
Chapter Fourteen A Dublin Man 1919-1922202
Chapter Fifteen Modernism and the Issue of Style 1923-1930217
Chapter Sixteen Career as a Writer 1931-1935238
Chapter Seventeen `Lives' 1936-1938258
Chapter Eighteen Death of William Butler Yeats 1939272
Chapter Nineteen The Outbreak of War 1940-1942293
Chapter Twenty Painter Triumphant 1943-1945307
Chapter Twenty-One Death forOnly One 1945-1947322
Chapter Twenty-Two Last Years 1948-1957337
Colour Plates357
Epilogue375
Abbreviations378
Notes379
Note on Illustrations and Photographic Credits403
Index405

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