|Oscar Van Young |
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Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
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Oscar Van Young was a painter and lithographer. He was born in Vienna, Austria on April 15, 1906. Van Young studied art in Vienna and received a scholarship to continue at the Academy of Art in Odessa, Russia. Due to political unrest in 1919, he remained there only briefly. After traveling around Europe, he came to Chicago where he continued his art education and began exhibiting. About 1940 he settled in Los Angeles and began painting representational watercolors of run-down buildings and street scenes; after 1960 he painted oils in a more abstract style. He was active in Los Angeles until his death on February 26, 1991.
Member: Chicago Society of Artists; California Watercolor Society; California Art Club.
Exhibited: Art Institute of Chicago, 1937, 1938, 1940 (solo), 1947; Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1942 (solo); San Francisco Museum of Art, 1943 (solo); Laguna Beach Museum, 1945 (solo); Santa Barbara Museum, 1946 (solo); California State Fair, 1949; Pasadena Art Institute, 1951; Scripps College, 1958.
Works Held: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles City Hall; Santa Barbara Museum; Frye Museum (Seattle).
Hughes, Edan M. Artists In California 1786-1940. 3rd ed. Vol. 1. Sacramento: Crocker, Art Museum, 2002. N. pag. 2 vols. Print