Donald Young, One of Chicago’s Most Influential Gallerists, Dies at Age 69
An influential and internationally known gallerist, Young will be remembered for his intellectual curiosity and commitment to the artists he represented. Photo: Ginny Berg, Chicago Gallery News.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the founder of the Donald Young Gallery. After a yearlong battle with cancer, Donald Young was surrounded by his family when he died on April 12 in Chicago.
An influential and internationally known gallerist, Young will be remembered for his intellectual curiosity and commitment to the artists he represented, a number of whom he worked closely with for more than three decades. Young was widely admired and respected for his unique vision and his dedication to the production of complex new projects and commissions. He lived his life with intense determination and a deeply felt sense of ethics and responsibility towards art and artists.
Young shared an abiding interest in architecture and design with his wife Shirley Weese Young, a graphic designer, who created the galleryʼs graphic identity and materials. Together they built a number of remarkable architectural projects and interior renovations for their homes and the gallery. In addition to his dedication to the visual arts, Young was an active supporter of civil and human rights as well as environmental causes.
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