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Jack Yeats letter Lissadell Collection

Jack B. Yeats at Lissadell

THE YEATS GALLERY EXHIBITION

OPENED BY

LEONARD COHEN

01 AUGUST, 2010


"No one creates. The artist assembles memories." So said Jack Yeats and his most passionate memories are of his childhood in the Sligo.

"It is a part of the misfortune of Ireland that nearly all the characteristics which give colour and attractiveness to Irish life are bound up with a social condition that is near to penury," wrote playwright John Millington Synge, reporting on his travels in the West of Ireland with compatriot Jack Yeats in 1905. The pair were writing for the English newspaper, the Manchester Guardian. Synge's reports, accompanied by Jack's ink drawings, were published in this paper in June and July 1905.

Yeats at Lissadell

 

IRISH READING TEXTBOOK FOR CHILDREN ILLUSTRATED BY JACK YEATS

Jack Yeats at Lissadell

Jack Yeats at Lissadell


BROADSIDES

Metal man

Jack also edited and illustrated the monthly magazine The Broadside with brother W. B. and sisters Lily and Lolly.