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Jack Yeats

Full name: Jack Butler Yeats
Gender: Male
Born: August 29, 1871 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 28, 1957 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jack Butler Yeats was an Irish painter and author. He was the son of the painter John Butler Yeats and a brother of the poet William Butler Yeats, who won the 1923 Nobel Prize for literature.

In his early years Jack Yeats worked as an illustrator for newspapers and published his first Sherlock Holmes comic in 1894, but in 1906 he moved to oil painting. At the beginning of 20th century he moved to the USA, returning to Ireland in 1910. At the end of the 1920s he had a close friendship with famous Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka and in the 1930s began writing novels and dramas.

He is widely seen as a “National Painter” for his paintings depicting Irish landscapes, horses, circus and travelling players. His style ranged from conventional landscape style to expressionism, from watercolors with limited range of colours to oil paintings, with thick coats of paint.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 52 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Painting Ireland IRL 2 Silver
1924 Summer 52 Paris Art Competitions Mixed Painting Ireland IRL AC
1932 Summer 60 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Unknown Event Ireland IRL AC

Mixed Painting

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1924 Summer 52 Paris Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings 2 Swimming
1924 Summer 52 Paris Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings AC Before the Start

Mixed Painting, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 60 Los Angeles Art Competitions Ireland Final Standings AC The Small Ring