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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.
|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.|
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)
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