The art of Art Young

Saturday, 10 August, 2019

The American artist and activist Arthur Henry Young (1866 – 1943) invented a new way of seeing life, through trees. In his fifties, Young’s imagination seized upon the human-like states created by the silhouettes of trees at night. He began rendering what he imagined in pen and ink — black-and-white drawings full of feeling, mixing the playful and the poignant. No artist had done anything like this before. Young assembled the best of his silhouettes in 1927 in an out-of-print book Trees at Night.

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