George Yeats
1893 - 1968
artist, writer
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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.
Nicolas Poussin
1594 - 1665
artist
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(1594-1665) French painter; Poussin received little formal training before or during his difficult career beginnings in Paris. In 1624, he traveled to Rome, where he was influenced by a variety of talented artists, including Bolognese painter Domenichino and Pietro da Cortona. Under his patron Cassiano dal Pozzo, Poussin came to admire ancient Roman civilization. Drawing on themes from classical mythology, Poussin produced works such as, "The Arcadian Shepherds" (1629). During the 1640?s he began painting religious themes in the context of architectural classicism. Some of his greatest works include ?The Golden Calf? (1635) and ?Seven Sacraments? (1640?s). Late in his life, Poussin painted landscapes in which the disorder of nature and human expression is reduced to the rational clarity and monumentality of a pure geometric form. His best-known work from this period is ?Four Seasons? (1660-64).
Thomas MacGreevy
1893 - 1967
critic, museum director, writer
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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