Arthur Raymond Young Biography

Arthur Raymond Young

American

1895-1989

Biography

 

Arthur Raymond Young, painter, printmaker, and educator, was born in Manhattan, New York to George and Katie C. Young on July 10, 1895. He attended the New York School of Design where he was a classmate of Norman Rockwell and the New York Art Students’ League before joining the U.S. Army during World War I. Upon his return he taught at the Pratt Institute of Design and the Philadelphia Art Institute. Young became a professor at the Teacher's College at Columbia University and taught printmaking techniques for forty years. Among his students were Stella Lodge LaMond, Edith Mae Brisac, and Burton Wasserman. Young was a member of that generation who served in both World Wars as he was drafted in 1942 at the age of forty-seven.

Young was a master of printmaking techniques and produced portfolios of etchings, lithographs, woodblocks, linoleum cuts, and monoprints. His work was represented by the Weyhe Gallery in New York, one of the leading modernist galleries of the early 20th century, in the 1920s and 1930s while Karl Zigrosser was the director. His work is held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Archives of American Art, and the British Museum.

Arthur Raymond Young died in Monterey, California on 1 March 1989.