Dick Young – VIEW WORK
Dick Young was born in Liverpool in 1921, although he spent part of his youth in London. His work was mostly focused on the house and interior, with early works in the Kitchen Sink School style; Sickert and Bomberg’s paintings were inspirations. Young performed a variety of occupations before World War II, including serving in the Navy as a radio operator, returning to Liverpool after demobilization, and ultimately becoming a self-employed electrician. Arthur Ballard and George Mayer-Marton were among his instructors at Liverpool Art College, where he studied part-time. In 1979-82, he attended Liverpool Polytechnic to continue his education. Dick performed in several groups and solo performances in Liverpool and the northwest of England, notably at Liverpool Academy regularly. His art was purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Drawings on the Wall, based on 25 self-portrait drawings made between 1948 and 1988, were shown at Liverpool’s John Moores Exhibition in 1991-2. Riverside Gallery, 1981; Hayward Annual, 1982, British Drawing; and RA Summer Exhibition, 1986, were among his other appearances.In 2003, he died at the age of 81.