Arthur R. Young

Arthur R. Young (English) 1915-after 1989
Lakeland Fells, watercolor, signed
16″ x 21″ sight, 18″ x 23″ frame

Lakeland Fells, watercolor, signed.
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Lakeland Fells, watercolor, signed, framed.
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Estimate: $350. Offers invited.

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Excellent condition; relatively new frame with line/wash mount.

This is perhaps a good place to address the difficulty attributing art to “minor” artists. Arthur R. Young was an American painter, print maker, and educator who is not, however, even cited in Wikipedia . A. R. Young has been mentioned as an artist working in the north of England but no further information.

The landscape in the listed watercolor is titled Lakeland Fells. The scene could certainly be a range of hills in Northern England, though one might expect to see a stone wall rather than a wood fence. Similar scenes exist in the United States and the fence in this landscape would be much more common than a stone wall. Nothing is known about the English Young but the simplicity of this watercolor is consistent with the work of Arthur Raymond Young, American printmaker.

It’s never too late to learn! Long after writing the above paragraphs, I discovered an article in The Ambler, an on-line community publication (, about Arthur Young. I believe the identification problem has been solved! The only thing missing is the R. initial in his name.

Lost artworks rediscovered in attic

Posted on 01st August 2019 | in Community

Source: The Ambler, Amble, Northumberland.

Arthur Young was a successful commercial artist before moving to Amble in 1972. Born in the heart of Benwell in 1915, Arthur attended evening classes in art as a teenager, and eventually set up his own screen-printing business in Newcastle, which went so well it enabled him to retire comfortably. Arthur moved to Albert Street, opposite the Blue Bell pub, with his family and developed a great love for this area of the coastline. He kept a yacht on the river which enabled him to sail the length of the Northumberland coast, and he quickly established himself as a local artist who specialised in watercolours.”

Also by this Artist:

The Haymarket,1989 – Watercolor

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