Born 16th December 1921, Walton, Liverpool, son of Henry Young and Nelly nee Reid, younger of two children.
Family moved to Bush Road, Rotherhithe, in connection with Henry Young’s work for the Anderson Installation Company of Duke Street, Liverpool.
Started school: Midway Place Elementary School Rotherhithe.
Woolwich. Family bought a sweetshop following laying off of Henry Young during the slump.
Family returned to Liverpool (Walton). Attended Walton Church School. Impressed by large pastels done by school
art teacher, Mr. Steen, for various school plays.
‘Can-lad” at David Dargie and Sons, Dock Road, Liverpool. ‘Can-lad” for Anderson Installation Company working on
Battersea Power Station with his father following the latter’s re-employment. Living in Hounslow, London.
Family move to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 80 Scrog Road.
Apprenticeship. Ships Electrician.
Took short-course as Ship’s radio operator. Left shipyards.
Merchant Navy, radio operator. Various shipping lines. Canada, Haiti, Cuba, Mediterranean and New York, where
he was unimpressed by murals at R.C.A. building.
Returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne as ship’s electrician following brief period on the Shipping Pool in London.
First exhibited at The Shipley Gallery Self Portrait (destroyed) in Federation of Northern Arts Societies Exhibition. Various minor exhibitions in Wallsend local library.
Attended various art evening classes, lectures.
Death of his father. Family moved to Liverpool (Walton). Painted early interior window views. Worked as freelance electrician (until late 1970’s)
Nelly Young bought a house and chandlers shop at 2 Shelley Street, Bootle. Studio set up in both basement and in attic of mother’s home.
Exhibited in the newly instituted Open Section of Liverpool Academy: Still Life
Shared studio in Liverpool City Centre, Chatham Street with Eric Rowan and Alf Corlett.
Liverpool Academy – Interior with Still Life bought for John Moores; Morning Interior (subsequently collection of University of Liverpool)
Group exhibition organised by Nicholas Horsfield, Clare College, Cambridge.
Family move to 2 Harcourt Street, Kirkdale.
Walker Art Gallery bought Chandelier
Family move to 3 Sandon Road, Bootle.
Walker Art Gallery bought Interior with Figure
One-Man Exhibition ‘An Urban View’ Bluecoat Gallery,
Death of his mother.
Exhibition ‘The Face of Merseyside”
Exhibition ‘Nelly’, Liverpool Academy Gallery.
Home in Sandon Road demolished. Moved to 128 Bedford Street, Liverpool.
Attended Liverpool College of Art full-time, First Class Degree.
Exhibitions: Riverside Studios Hammersmith, Hayward Annual, ‘Dick Young and his Young Contemporaries”,
(Liverpool University School ofArchitecture).
Exhibition: Bridewell Gallery
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Joint Exhibition with Nicholas Horsfield, Ayling Porteous Gallery, Chester. Exhibition ‘A Room with a View’, touring Chester, Northwich, Congleton, Runcorn (Cheshire Libraries & Museums).
Walker Art Gallery, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 18. Acorn Gallery, 70th Birthday Exhibition.
Joint exhibition Merkmal Gallery, Liverpool. Window, Marsh Lane, Bootle bought by Sefton Borough Council. Self-Portrait bought by Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
Large Interior bought by Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
Exhibition A Provincial Life, Williamson Art Gallery
Richard Young dies at the age of 81.