Robert Young

Robert Young was born in England 1926, where he completed his education before coming to Australia in 1954.

He has worked as a painter, as an illustrator and as a teacher. He served with the British Army from 1944 to 1947; then studied at the Bournemouth School of Art and the St. Martin's School of Art in London between 1947 and 1951. He worked as an illustrator in Fleet Street from 1952 to 1954, and in advertising in Adelaide from 1954 to 1962. He then arrived and settled in Melbourne, working in illustrating and advertising until 1970, when he became a lecturer in Graphics at the then Caulfield Institute of Technology. In 1975 he became a full time professional artist, which was what he had wanted to achieve all his life. He has subsequently been very successful at this.

Robert Young works in either watercolour or oil. He has a very distinctive style. His paintings depict people in whimsical circumstances, and are full of life, humour and activity. His attention to detail makes his paintings fascinating to study, the more you look into the more you can see. Most of his works have an 'earthy' (Irish?) sense of humour but every now and then he surprises us with an appealing study of children at play, or a lovely landscape with beautiful drawn and detailed buildings in the background. A truly talented Australian Artist.

These following works were once sold at Five Ways Galleries.

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FEATURED PAINTING

A rare original oil painting of the famous 1972 Sunbury Pop Festival, Sunbury, Melbourne, Australia.

Sunbury Pop Festival - Robert Young
Title: Sunbury Pop Festival. SOLD
Artist: Robert Young.
Oil. 22" x 30" $4,500




A classic Australian cricket match barbeque.

The Cricket Match Barbeque - Robert Young
Title: Cricket Match Barbeque. SOLD
Artist: Robert Young.
Oil. 20" x 30" $3,900