Gwynyth studied at the Central Technical School in Toronto, Ontario and at the Royal College of Art, London, England. She turned her hand to sculpture whilst living in Winnipeg, where she worked for five years with Cecil Richards as her teacher. She had shown her work both in one-man and group shows in Winnipeg, Toronto and Oakville, Ontario, where she lived for many years before her death in 1991. Representative pieces have been accepted in many art exhibitions held in various centres from coast to coast
There are examples of her sculpture in the permanent collection of several public galleries and she has won awards in various other artistic fields. She has fulfilled commissions for sculptural form murals, portrait sculpture and pieces of her own imaginative creation for the home, office and public buildings. Being a garden lover, she extended her creativity of sculptural form to complement the forms of nature. For several years she designed and created works for the Manitoba Theatre Centre, Rainbow Stage, and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. This experience lead to a commission by the Manitoba government to design and create the banners, emblems and properties for a mammoth, multi-ethnical pageant, in honour of her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
After many years of study and work, Gwynyth found a medium in the magic world of plastics that afforded her the tangible means to express her ideas. Plexiglas and related materials had opened up a whole new world for her.
Bronte Harbour Fine Arts has represented the estate of Gwynyth Young since the 1980's and was honoured to host her last exhibition in 1989. We continue to enjoy dealing in her original sculptures and lithographic prints.
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