JOHN CHIN YOUNG Signed Modernist Diptych c. 1955 LISTED
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All Items: Archives: Fine Art: Pre 1960: item # 1082620
The NEW ANTIQUARIAN
Los Angeles, California
|JOHN CHIN YOUNG (Hawaiian/Californian, 1909-1997). A superb, massive mid-century modern diptych; recently recovered from a Southern California estate. Measures 6' x 2’3.” (Frame/border measures approximately one inch wide). Work is composed of two framed panels, which can close on one another. Medium: pastel/chalk on thick paper. Signed lower right. Estimated age: 1950s. Condition: Good overall condition with some age associated wear: lite toning, a few tears/scuffs to paper. Please see photos. Large works by Young - and certainly diptychs - are rare and sell in fine galleries for upwards of $8,000. SHIPPING IS $50 WITHIN THE USA. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Artist Bio: John Young was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1909. He was introduced to Chinese calligraphy at a young age and remained interested in ink and Chinese brush painting throughout his life. In the late 1920s Young opened his own shop for painting signs and wall decorations. During the depression he worked for the WPA painting two murals of undersea life at Kaimuki Intermediate School. In 1936 he closed his shop to travel through China for nine months. Upon returning to Honolulu in 1937 he opened a new business selling art supplies, frames, his own work, and works of other Asian and non-Western art. In 1983 Young closed his business and devoted himself to painting, travel, and collecting art.|