William Young (1845-1916)

William Young (1845-1916) was a landscape painter, mainly in watercolour but also in oils. Together with William Dennistoun and James Cowanthey founded the Glasgow Art Club in 1867. Young painted for many years as an amateur but began to pant professionally in 1878. He particularly enjoyed portraying the west coast and Arran in a detailed and mannerly, slightly melancholic style. He was a local historian and an authority on early art and archiology.

Elected RSW 1880. Exhibited: Royal Academy 24, Royal Scottish Academy 48, Royal Society of Watercolour Painters 88, Glasgow Institute of Fine Art 101, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2. Represented in Glasgow Art Gallery.
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