Born Bertha Georgie Hyde-Lees in Wrexham. Married WB Yeats in October 1917. In 1919 their first child Anne was born, and in
1921, their son Michael. By the early 1920s George Yeats was active in Cuala Industries and The Dublin Drama League. MacGreevy
probably met George Yeats in 1919, and they remained friends until MacGreevy's death in 1967.
Was one of the first pupils to be educated at St Enda's College (established by Padraic Pearse) and later studied at the Metropolitan
School of Art with William Orpen. Although he was missing his left hand from birth, he became an accomplished painter, and
in 1918, after a year in Spain on a Taylor Scholarship, Tuohy began exhibiting with theRoyal Hibernian Academy and teaching
at the Metropolitan School of Art. Tuohy's talent was for portraiture, and he received many official commissions from the
Irish Free State. In 1922 he began painting his most ambitious work, The Baptism of Christ in which MacGreevy posed as one
of the devout. In 1924 Tuohy went to Paris to paint a portrait of James Joyce. MacGreevy joined Tuohy there in May, and was
introduced to Joyce. In 1927 Tuohy emigrated to the United States, first settling in South Carolina and later in New York.
Although his life in New York seemed a full one, he was found in his studio asphyxiated by gas in August 1930. MacGreevy later
wrote about Tuohy in 'The Father Mathew Record' of July 1943.
critic, museum director, writer
Poet, literary and art critic, and administrator. Born in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, into a family of farmers and schoolteachers;
educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied politics and history.He is best known for his strikingly original modernist
poetry and for being one of the art critics who championed Irish modernist art and artists between the wars.
He was a prolific writer, publishing more than 350 articles, seven monographs, and a collection of poetry, Poems (1934). He
was director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1950-1963.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Ireland