Chronology

1921
Born 16th December 1921, Walton, Liverpool, son of Henry Young and Nelly nee Reid, younger of two children.
1923
Family moved to Bush Road, Rotherhithe, in connection with Henry Young’s work for the Anderson Installation Company of Duke Street, Liverpool.
1927
Started school: Midway Place Elementary School Rotherhithe.
1932-33
Woolwich. Family bought a sweetshop following laying off of  Henry Young during the slump.
1933-35
Family returned to Liverpool (Walton). Attended Walton Church School. Impressed by large pastels done by school
art teacher, Mr. Steen, for various school plays.
1935
‘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.
1937
Family move to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 80 Scrog Road.
1937-42
Apprenticeship. Ships Electrician.
1942
Took short-course as Ship’s radio operator. Left shipyards.
1942-45
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.
1945
Returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne as ship’s electrician following brief period on the Shipping Pool in London.

Self portrait 1948

1948
First exhibited at The Shipley Gallery Self Portrait (destroyed) in Federation of  Northern Arts Societies Exhibition. Various minor exhibitions in Wallsend local library.

Richard Young 1940s

 

1948-53
Attended various art evening classes, lectures.
1953
Death  of  his father.  Family  moved  to  Liverpool  (Walton). Painted early interior window views. Worked as freelance electrician (until late 1970’s)
1954
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.
1955
Exhibited in the newly instituted Open Section of Liverpool Academy: Still Life

Late 1950’s
Shared studio in Liverpool City Centre, Chatham Street with Eric Rowan and Alf Corlett.
1959
Liverpool Academy – Interior with Still Life  bought for John Moores;  Morning Interior (subsequently collection of University of Liverpool)
1961
Group exhibition organised by Nicholas Horsfield, Clare  College, Cambridge.
Late 1960s
Family move to 2 Harcourt Street, Kirkdale.
1966
Walker Art Gallery bought Chandelier 
1968/69
Family move to 3 Sandon Road, Bootle.

Back Window Sandon Road, 1970s

1969
Walker Art Gallery bought Interior with Figure
1971
One-Man Exhibition ‘An Urban View’  Bluecoat   Gallery,
1975
Death of his mother.
1976
Exhibition ‘The Face of Merseyside”
1977
Exhibition ‘Nelly’, Liverpool Academy Gallery.

Dick Young: Nelly Sewing 1978

1979
Home in Sandon Road demolished. Moved to 128 Bedford Street, Liverpool.

Interior Bedford Street 1988

1979-82
Attended Liverpool College of Art full-time, First Class Degree.
1982
Exhibitions:  Riverside Studios Hammersmith, Hayward Annual,   ‘Dick   Young   and   his   Young   Contemporaries”,
(Liverpool University School ofArchitecture).
1984
Exhibition: Bridewell Gallery
1986
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1988
Joint Exhibition with Nicholas Horsfield, Ayling Porteous Gallery, Chester. Exhibition ‘A Room with a View’, touring Chester, Northwich, Congleton, Runcorn (Cheshire Libraries & Museums).
1991
Walker Art Gallery, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 18. Acorn Gallery, 70th Birthday Exhibition.

Self Portrait 1958-1992

1992
Joint exhibition Merkmal Gallery, Liverpool. Window, Marsh Lane, Bootle  bought by Sefton Borough Council. Self-Portrait bought by Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
1994
Large Interior bought by Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.
Exhibition A Provincial Life, Williamson Art Gallery

2003
Richard Young dies at the age of 81.

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