Richard Young

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Richard Young was born in Scotland and married Catherine McBrearty in Glasgow in 1919 before he and his wife came to New Zealand. The marriage was childless. Young was an aircraft engineer by trade.
His entire (known) output of around fifty paintings were discovered in his Foxton Beach caravan home after his death, along with scores of pages of neatly written commentaries about the Bible.
All his paintings were made between 1972 and 1978. However, most were painted during an astonishing and prolific outburst in 1975. Most depict historical and contemporary world leaders, entertainers, great thinkers, scientists, writers and composers.
b.1893, d.1979
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