More than most modern painters, Jack B. Yeats painted from memory, combining reflections on his own past with the recent history of Ireland. This show of oils at the National Gallery of Ireland (4 September–6 February 2022), which spans four decades of his career, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth. Highlights include the recent acquisition Bachelor’s Walk, In Memory (1915), which depicts an incident in 1914 that saw the King’s Own Scottish Borderers opening fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the centre of Dublin – one of very few paintings with which Yeats responded directly to contemporary events. Find out more from the NGI’s website.
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