Andrew McLaren Young Scotland England Jamaica

Biography of Andrew McLaren Young

Andrew McLaren Young (1913-1975) was Richmond Professor of Fine Art at the University from 1965 to 1975.

Born in Argyllshire, Young was brought up in Jamaica and studied at (but did not graduate from) the University of Edinburgh. He served in the King's Own Yorkshire Infantry during the Second World War, in Burma, North Africa and Italy, and then joined the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham.

In 1949 he was invited to come to Glasgow to establish a Department of Fine Art and the University awarded him an honorary MA on his appointment to the Richmond Chair in 1965. He was an authority on the works of James McNeill Whistler and made important acquisitions of works of art which are now exhibited at the Hunterian Art Gallery.


Andrew McLaren Young
Art Historian

Born 19 September 1913, Southend, Scotland.
Died 4 February 1975.
GU Degree: MA, 1965;
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: art historians
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Record last updated: 25th Oct 2013

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Scotland Scotland
Place of Birth

England England, West Midlands, Birmingham

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

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  • Professor

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