| 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.