John Booth ISBN:0 946537 90 9 PRICE: hb £15.00 PAGES: h/b; 128pp; 282x305mm; 1355gm; Profusely
illustrated in colour.
Ireland's most famous painter, a man of peace and a committed
nationalist, Jack B. Yeats was deeply affected by the violence
that accompanied Ireland's long struggle for freedom. The author
traces the artist's life and work, from his colourful family background
through his early days as a line illustrator, to the later years
when his highly original style and extravagant use of colour earned
him comparisons with Titian and Giorgone. This book, richly illustrated
with some of the finest examples of his work, underlines the fact
that Jack B. Yeats is not only a great Irish painter but one of
the major figures in 20th century European art. A magnificent
book. N.B. This is a lavish, high quality production. Each copy
is individually boxed for posting or for secure transport. An
ideal gift or memento.