Published: Steven Hrdlicka

Steven Hrdlicka (Art) published "Letters of Jack B. Yeats to Joseph Hone, 1921-1955." in the New Hibernia Review, a journal which presents scholarship on all aspects of Irish civilization. Deeply engaged with modernism and also an athlete, Jack Butler Yates was brother to William Butler Yeats. Jack Yeats’s letters to the British writer Hone, as yet unpublished, contain the Irish painter’s thoughts, including his observations on art, painting, and philosophy. These letters contain some of the painter’s only surviving thoughts upon his craft. Hrdlicka writes about the substance, scope, content, and context of the letters. For instance, Yeats believed, in Hrdlicka's words "that pictures provide direct communication, involve truth, and are wrought from poetic expressions of memory and experience."

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