Karl Young

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, and after completing a degree in architecture I left for the United States to become a painter. I lived and painted in Provincetown, Massachusetts for nine years, then spent a year travelling Europe looking for new landscapes to paint. I settled in North Wales where the beautiful and diverse landscape offered a new direction and challenge for my painting.

I paint plein-air as it is a wonderful way of being in nature; looking, listening and creating. Painting is not only a means of self expression, it is a way of life.


Pretoria National Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa
National Competition, 1993

Gertrude Posel Gallery, 1994, 1989; Johannesburg, South Africa

Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA;
Wood Block Prints, 2001; Members Juried Exhibitions, 1997-03;
Members Group Exhibitions, 1997-03

Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA;
Masterworks, the Provincetown Print, Past & Present, 1999

Bakker Gallery; Boston, MA, 1998

208 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, USA: Paintings & Woodcut Prints, 2004

12 Oak Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NR, UK.: Paintings by Karl Young, 2019



Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Massachusetts, USA

The Town of Provincetown Art Collection, Massachusetts, USA