Philadelphia artist, Charles Morris Young, was an acclaimed landscape painter and printmaker. Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1869, Young began his study of art with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and then attended the Academie Colarossi in Paris.
Among the many prizes and honors that the artist was awarded were the Toppan Prize from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; an Honorable Mention from the Carnegie Institute in 1910; a silver medal from the Buenos Aries Exposition of 1910; a gold medal from the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915; a gold medal from Amsterdam, Holland in 1929; and the Jennie Sesnan gold medal from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Young was a member of the Philadelphia Art Club and an associate of the National Academy of Design. His paintings are included in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; the Corcoran Gallery; the Boston Art Club; the St. Louis Art Club, the Budapest National Gallery; the National Gallery in Santiago, Chile; the Albright Art Gallery; the Rochester Art Gallery; the Reading Art Museum; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Charles Morris Young continued to paint in his studio in Radnor, Pennsylvania, until his death at the age of 95 in 1964.