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Painter in oil, born in London, full name Helen Jean Young. She studied while still at School under Otway McCannell at Farnham School of Art; for two years at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art with Stuart Tresilian; with John Skeaping at London Zoo; and in 1933–8 at Royal Academy Schools, teachers including Walter Russell, F E Jackson and Tom Monnington. She was a medallist for composition at the Schools in 1938. Young specialised in figure compositions, landscapes and birds. She said that Italian, Persian and Indian art were key influences, design and colour most important. She was a member of RBA and NEAC. Had a series of solo shows in London, Canterbury and Bath, mixed show appearances including RA, LG and SWLA. Hereford City Museum and Art Gallery holds her work.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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