Jack Yeats, Olympic Silver MedalistPosted: June 1, 2015 Filed under: family, Ireland, painting 3 Comments
W. B. Yeats the poet had a kid brother, Jack Yeats, a painter.
Early in his career he worked as an illustrator for magazines like the Boy’s Own Paper and Judy, drew comic strips, including the Sherlock Holmes parody “Chubb-Lock Homes” for Comic Cuts
Jack Yeats won a silver medal at the 1924 Olympics (the Chariots Of Fire Olympics). They used to give out medals in art and culture categories, and Jack won for The Liffey Swim:
The juried art competitions were abandoned in 1954 because artists were considered to be professionals, while Olympic athletes were required to be amateurs.
Bring ’em back I say!
I like your posts, Hely. (I don’t know why I’m calling you by your last name….) You probably don’t need this affirmation from little me, but you’re doing a great job! Keep up the good work! 🙂 Andrea Flores
Glad to hear it! Thanks Andrea!
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