Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Andrew McLaren Young

Nationality: Scottish
Date of birth: 1913
Place of birth: Southend, Argyllshire
Date of death: 1975
Place of death: London
Category: art historian


Andrew McLaren Young Richmond Professor of Fine Art at the University from 1965 to 1975. He and his wife Marjory had two children.


Andrew McLaren Young established a Department of Fine Art in the University of Glasgow, and was instrumental in building up the art collection of the Hunterian and establishing a purpose built gallery for it. His own research concentrated on the two major collections in the University, that of James McNeill Whistler, and of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was conducting research on the catalogue raisonné of Whistler's paintings when he died, and it was completed by his colleagues in 1980.


Young, Andrew McLaren, 'The University of Glasgow: the Art Collections', Scottish Art Review, vol. 3, no. 3, 1951 . Young, Andrew McLaren, James Whistler, Book 14 in series I Maestri di Colore, Milan 1966; reprinted as James McNeill Whistler, in series The Masters, no. 96, London, 1967 . Young, Andrew McLaren, 'James McNeill Whistler 1834-1903', The Masters, no. 96, London, 1967 . Young, Andrew McLaren, Margaret F. MacDonald, Robin Spencer, and Hamish Miles, The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler, New Haven and London, 1980 .

Farr, Dennis, 'Young, Andrew McLaren,'." Dictionary of National Biography, [obituaries] Farr, Dennis, 'Professor Andrew McLaren Young,' Burlington Magazine, 117, No. 868, (July 1975), p. 487. Miles, Hamish, 'Prof A. McLaren Young, Fine Art at Glasgow University,' The Times (London), 12 February 1975, p. 20. 'Andrew McLaren Young', University of Glasgow website. 'Young, Andrew McLaren', Dictionary of Art Historians, website.