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Andrew Young

Andrew Young

Medium painting

Website http://awyoungart.wordpress.com


Recent work is grounded in eighteen years researching little known artist and educator, William H. Holst (1912-1995), prompting investigation into  “push/pull” and “fathoming” a surface.  Holst studied with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, five summers beginning in 1949, was head of the art department at Colby Sawyer College from 1948-1977, and taught and painted on Deer Isle, ME for nearly a half century, including nine summers at Haystack.  That project, a window into non-objective formal modernism, helped chart a course exploring Holst’s reductive process and reflecting on Jack Tworkov’s “cracks of light."
Young lives in Manhattan and has lifelong and enduring associations Down Cape (Truro) and Downeast (Castine).