David Benton Young
(1930 - 2001)
David Benton Young was active/lived in New York. David Young is known for abstract expressionist painting.
Biography David Benton Young
The following obituary is from the New York Times, June 3, 2001
David Young Dies at 71; Painter and Friend to Jazz Artists by Douglas Martin
David X. Young, a painter whose rodent-infested, illegally rented loft became a citadel of Jazz improvisation and experimentation in the 1950s and 60s, died on May 22 in Manhattan. He was 71. The cause was a heart attack, said his daughter Eliza Alys Young.
The loft, in an industrial building at 821 Avenue of the Americas, near 28th Street, became a gathering place for the greats of Jazz, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, as well as for utter unknowns who simply yearned to play. Known simply as the "the Sixth Avenue loft," it was one of may
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