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William Young, 1845-1916

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1845
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Date of Death: 1916
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William Young was a Glasgow landscape painter.

Life:

He exhibited from 1880, chiefly at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. Young was a signatory to the petition urging Glasgow Corporation to purchase Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) in 1891 (#12326).

Bibliography:

McEwan, Peter, J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, 1994; Greutzner, A., and Johnson, J., The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1980.