18. April 2012 15:38
Donald Young, 2008. Courtesy Chicago Gallery News.
We were very sad to hear the news that art dealer Donald Young died on Monday after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 69. Young was well known and admired throughout the international art scene, and the gallery was a member of the Art Dealers Association of America. Young founded the Young Hoffman Gallery in Chicago in the mid-1970s with Rhona Hoffman (Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago), and when the two went separate ways in 1983, he founded Donald Young Gallery. The gallery moved from its West Loop West Washington location to Michigan Ave. a few years ago.
Just a few things the gallery was so well known for were its stellar artists stable, its focus on minimalism and video art, and its international reach. Young's vision and support contributed greatly to the reputation of the Chicago art scene. He will be greatly missed.
CGN interviewed Young for its very first "15 Minutes with a Dealer" profile in April 2008. You may read that issue HERE (interview on page 21).
Click HERE to read Young's obituatry in the Chicago Tribune.