Yeats, Anne

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2423
  • First Name: Anne
  • Last Name: Yeats
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 26/02/1919
  • Date of Death: 04/07/2001
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
    • Printmaking
    • Graphic Design
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Oil Painting
    • Watercolour
    • Drawings
    • Prints
    • Illustration
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Landscape / Portrait / Still Life
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Size: 18
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Arts Council of Ireland.
    • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
    • Ulster Museum, Belfast.
    • Other


1999 Awarded Honorary Life Membership, Royal Dublin Society.


1936 RHA Schools, Drawing.
1946 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Night Classes.

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Yeats studied drawing at the Royal Hibernian Schools in the early 1930's. She studied stage design in Dublin and Paris and worked for the Abbey Theatre during the early 1940's. Yeats held her first solo exhibition in 1946. Watercolour and wax were her main mediums in her early work. Following a trip to China in in the early 1950's she began using oils. A committee member of the Irish Exhibition of Living Art since 1947, Yeats was active in the nurturing of young Irish talent over many years. Her paintings are concerned with textures and natural forms and her later work is often compared to Paul Klee. Anne Yeats illustrated the cover of 'Threshold', an example is available in NIVAL. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases, and an extensive collection of catalogues with images of the artist's work.

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