Frederick Grant Young was active/lived in Massachusetts. Frederick Young is known for still life painting.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Richland Springs Daily
Biography from the Archives of askART
Richland Springs, New York Thursday, July 21, 1892.
Fred Grant Young’s Studio and What It Contains.
If you have ever felt that delight that a person experiences when he looks for the first time upon some beautify landscape or magnificent cataract, some painting from the hand of Raphael that makes you a believe that you can behold nature itself on canvas you can realize the feeling of a person upon entering the studio of Fred Grant Young.
One can tell at a glance that it is an artist’s “den” not only by the paintings, but because no one but an artist would have the taste this room displays. The first glance takes in the general effect of the studio. It is wholly Oriental in its character. The rugs, the divan in the corner, the heavy tapestry, even the paintings with their rich colorings, all lead you to imagine that some Turkish Sultana had brought the warmth and glow of her languid southern beauty to enrich this nook of northern genius or else that the queen of artist’s fairies has transported you to the Orient.
The first object that attracts and holds your attention is a large painting in the corner of the room. It represents a blue bowl of snow-balls sitting on the ground with purple and white lilacs scattered about and nearby some flower pots, a trowel and a watering pot.
Another fine painting is a glass of beer and beside it a half-empty bottle and a plate of crackers and cheese. The devotee of Bacchus is attacked with an irresistible thirst as he looks upon this tantalizing vision of tempting and refreshing coolness.
A very handsome white and gilt frame contains a small but none the less realistic painting representing a glass jar filled with water and some bunches of blue violets lying near.
All of Mr. Young’s paintings are of still life, in which he excels. He has a list of purchasers which contains the names of over three hundred people from almost every state in the union. He is now filling orders taken at Fortress Monroe and some taken here last year.
He has no fixed studio. Wherever he goes his studio follows. For part of the past year he has been at his country place “The Hermitage,” at Groveland, Massachusetts. He spent two months of the winter at the Alpine, corner of Broadway and Thirty-Third Street, and during March and April he was a Fortress Monroe where he has spent part of his time for the past few years.
No one can spend one, or as many hours as they have to spare, more pleasantly than in this delightful place, either examining the paintings or listening to Mr. Young’s agreeable conversation.
On another note; Mr. Fred Grant Young’s studio in the Spring House Annex, will be open each day from 11 to 1 o’clock.
Submitted by Edward Bentley
Born 1859 in Massachussetts as Alfred O'Connor, his name was changed to Frederick Grant Young, as a result of an adoption and at the age of 19, as recorded in a decree dated May 27, 1878.
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Frederick Young was living in Boston as noted in the 1880 census. In 1894 he is listed in the Haverhill, Massachusetts directory with his home city shown as Groveland, Massachusetts and listed as artist. By that time he was also known to have traveled to England and Belgium.
In the newspaper Richfield Springs Daily of Richfield, New York, dated August 20, 1894, Fred Grant Young is noted as having a studio in the Spring House Annex. He also had recently published a book of 9 short stories titled Day Dreams and Night Mares.
Submitted by Edward Bentley, Art Researcher from Lansing, Michigan
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