Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957) Jack Butler Yeats, (who is usually known as “Jack B. Yeats”) was the son of the artist, John Butler Yeats and the brother of the poet W. B. Yeats. He was born in London in 1871. Educated in County Sligo in Ireland, he moved to England where he studied art under Frederick Brown at the Westminster School of Art. He was a very good painter, who worked in styles within the modest range from neo-realist to post-impressionist. He did portraits and landscapes, as well as some excellent illustrations.