daughter of WB Yeats
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.
George Yeats's only brother, Archdeacon of Bath and Wells, retiring in 1950. His wife Gwynne (nee Younghughes) died in 1942
while he was Archdeacon of Portsmouth. He visited Ireland in 1948 to support George during the reinterment of WB at Sligo,
at which time he met MacGreevy. From 1952 during his retirement he was Curate of Withycombe with Rodhuish where George and
her daughter Anne Yeats visited him in 1954. He died in Minehead on 14 June 1963 but because she was too ill to travel George's
son Michael represented the family at his funeral. Although they saw each other rarely, George felt very close to her brother.
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