Louise K. Young
Born: Dayton, Ohio
Education: Graduated Stivers High School
Painted two successful Portrait (Commission) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Lake Forest, Illinois. Was sent to London, England to study at Heatherley’s Art School. She also studied privately with Frederic Whiting while in London.
Returned to this country and resumed study at the Chicago Art Institute. While in Chicago, her animal drawings Attracted the attention of Irene Castle McGlaughlin who commissioned her to do some portraits of her own dogs-at her “Orphans of the storm’ Dog Shelter. Many actors contributed to this Shelter, among whom was Helen Hayes.
While at the Chicago Institute, Mrs. Young studies anatomy medically, and when she resumed private life in Dayton, was asked by then Colonel Wm Randolph Lovelace the II, chief of the Aero Medical Laboratory at Wright Field-to Illustrate for the Air Surgeon’s Bulletin, where she served for the duration of the Second World War. While there she collaborated on a booklet called Your Body in Flight.
Took up residence in San Francisco in 1952 where she lived for about 5 years and then entered the Field of Interior Design. She has been an Interior Designed for 12 years and resumed some portrait painting in 1962.
Her second one Man Show took place at the University of Dayton In September, 1969l Her paintings have been also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts-yearly Show, the Cincinnati Museum and the Dayton Art Museum. She is a corporate member of the American Institute of Interior Designers-and a charter member of the Dayton Painter’s Society.
Source: The Dayton Art Institute Archives