Beric Young (1902-1963) - 1958 Watercolour, Distant Blue Mountains
DescriptionA vibrant watercolour with loose brushstrokes depicting a far reaching view of a continental landscape, by the listed artist Beric Young. With a watermark to the upper right corner. Signed and dated. On high quality watercolour paper.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some minor discolouration. Overall the condition is good.
34.5 x 50.1cm (13.6" x 19.7")Sheet: 35.5 x 51.1cm (14" x 20.1")
Beric Young was born 10th February 1902 at Leyton on the borders of Epping Forest, London, to parents of country background. His father was a respected national journalist and Beric spent most of his early life in Leyton and Hackney.
During the years immediately following the First World War he taught himself to paint and began what was to become a successful career in commercial art. In 1929 he commenced serious watercolour painting and by the outbreak of the Second World War had made considerable progress in this medium.
In 1939 he joined the Police War Reserve, thus making the long desired break with Fleet Street. After 2 ½ years "on the beat", during which he continued to paint on every possible occasion, he was seconded to the Ministry of Information. Here he was engaged on colour visuals, drawing and painting for many of the larger official wartime publications.
From 1945 onwards Beric Young continued to paint in watercolour, concentrating on perfecting his technique. He travelled widely, as can be seen from his paintings, visiting France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Holland and Switzerland, as well as Ireland, Scotland and many parts of England. He amassed a great number of watercolours, mature in style and of a great variety of subjects.
In later years he painted in oils with success.
He was member of the Chelsea Arts Club, and exhibited at the Royal Academy, many of the London Galleries and with most Societies.
|Artist||Beric Young (1902-1963)|
|Dimensions||34.5 x 50.1cm|
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