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.
You can read the full article via ArtDaily here.
You Might Also Like...
Brought out from storage to the limelight, a chronological presentation of selected works from the permanent collection of Israeli art is now open to the public in three huge galleries ...
Yayoi Kusama’s (b.1929) pioneering work spans over six decades and this exhibition highlights the artist’s moments of most intense innovation. Kusama is one of Japan’s best-known living artists and since ...
One of four versions of Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" will be sold this spring in New York, Sotheby's auction house announced Tuesday.
Sotheby's estimates that the work, which has become ...
Two major British art galleries have raised 45 million pounds ($72 million) to buy a Renaissance masterpiece that has been in the U.K. for 200 years and keep it on ...
Vincent van Gogh never owned a garden himself, yet a staggering number of his works were devoted to gardens as subject matter. In fact, over 90 paintings, nearly 60 drawings, ...
Too big to fail? What about too important to sell?
The British government has placed a temporary export ban on a privately owned Picasso “Blue Period” painting, saying that the work ...
Selected from the world-famous Greek and Roman collection of the British Museum, the Portland Art Museum presents The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of ...
Attention ACTV customers and fans! Vote for the best Halloween Costume! The winner will be announced on The Fine Art Showcase Friday, November 2nd at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, ...
New Permanent Display of Israeli Art at the
Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama’s Unique Vision of the
Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ to Sell at Sotheby’s;
Galleries Buy Renaissance Masterpiece For $72 million
Vincent van Gogh and His Gardens
Britain Blocks a Picasso From Traveling
“The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” on View
Vote For The Best Halloween Costume At ACTV!