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Charles Warburton Young

November 14 1865 - November 11 1932

South Kensington
Provincial Exhibition


Charles Warburton Young was born in Biggleswade, County Bedford, England, in 1865. He took art training at the South Kensington school in London, and successfully "passed in all branches of that institution", according to his obituary in the Vancouver Sun. He came to Canada "as a young man", became noted as a big game hunter, then moved to Vancouver around 1902.

He worked as Police Chief in Nelson, B.C., for the Provincial Police on Vancouver Island, and then worked at the Dominion Government animal health branch in Agassiz for whom he painted animal and insect life for government publications.

He was also noted as a portrait painter, and his subjects included the Prince of Wales (later His Majesty King George V) in 1901, as well as Lord Wellington, B.C. Premier the Honourable Simon Fraser Tolmie and Lieutenant-Governor His Honourable Walter Cameron Nichol.

Young exhibited work with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1916, and at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1925.

He exhibited two watercolours in the 1928 Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster. The exhibition catalogue noted that he was a resident of West Vancouver, B.C. He later showed work in the inaugural B.C. Artists annual exhibition in 1932. Young died in West Vancouver in 1932 at the age of 66.


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1928 September 3 - 8 Provincial Exhibition   Eighth Annual Salon Steady
Such is Life
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Monty
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Mt. Cheam, B.C.

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF
EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS
(refer to UL78)

Artist file, Vancouver Art Gallery Library, 2006

ARTISTS IN CANADA, National Gallery of Canada
      Entry lists files at VAG, National Gallery of Canada, National Archives

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1928 W Vancouver (refer to DIR)

Clippings

"DEATH CALLS NOTED ARTIST"
      "Charles Warburton Young Famed for His Animal Paintings"
      Vancouver Sun November 14, 1932


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