Gladys G. Young (b. 1889)

Gladys G. Young (b. 1889)

Born in Vevey, Switzerland, Gladys G. Young was the daughter of nineteenth-century Colorado landscape painter Harvey Young. As a young woman she traveled to Paris during World War One and served with the French Red Cross Ambulance Corps. After the war she remained in Paris and studied painting with André Lhote.

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At the onset of the second World War, Young left Europe and settled in New York City. She launched her career with an exhibition of paintings at the 460 Park Avenue Gallery, about which one reviewer wrote, “She approaches her subjects somewhat in the manner of Hans Hoffman. There is fluent, sometimes staccato, handling of the medium...” (NYT Dec. 8, 1939).

Young spent many summers in Provincetown, on Cape Cod. Her freely-painted watercolors and oils of Provincetown, Edgartown and Gloucester were exhibited widely in New York and Washington, D.C. She was a frequent exhibitor at the National Society of Women Painters and Sculptors annual exhibitions.

References:  See the New York Public Library Index, The Artist File (Chadwyck- Healey 1989).

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