Charles Shannon
1863 - 1937
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.
John Quinn
1870 - 1924
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American lawyer, collector and patron of the arts.
He was educated at Georgetown University and
Harvard. He formed a successful law firm,
establishing himself as one of New York's leading
financial lawyers. He met the Yeats family on a
visit to Ireland, buying several paintings by both
John and Jack Yeats. He purchased several of WB
Yeats's manuscripts over the years. He helped Irish
writers with copyright problems in the U.S. He
defended The Playboy of the Western World against
criticism and censure there. He collected works by
Wyndham Lewis, Augustus John and Jacob Epstein. He
had a large French collection including works by
Cézanne and also works by Van Gogh, which he
lent for show. He befriended John Yeats in the US,
and Joseph Conrad, from whom he bought many
manuscripts. He unsuccessfully defended Margaret
Anderson and Jane Heap when they were prosecuted for
serializing Joyce's Ulysses in the Little Review. He
arranged for the publication of Eliot's The Waste
Land in 1922. The bulk of his papers were left to
the New York Public Library.
Lady Augusta Gregory
1859 - 1932
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b Co Galway; playwright, collector of folk
material, translator, co-founder of the Abbey
Theatre. In 1880 she married the Rt Hon Sir William
Gregory in Dublin. In 1892 William Gregory died, and
two years later she met WB Yeats. In 1897 Yeats
spent the first of twenty summers at Coole Park,
Lady Gregory's home. In 1899 she and Yeats founded
the Irish Literary Theatre, which later became the
Abbey Theatre, in which she continued to be involved
until her death. In 1921 the reconstituted Irish
Advisory Committee of the Carnegie United Kingdom
Trust was established, with Lady Gregory as one of
its members. Through the Trust, she began a short
(probably through 1925), but amicable working
relationship with MacGreevy.
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