Born in Glasgow, John Young-Hunter (1874-1955) was the son of artists Colin and Mary Young Hunter.
Taught by John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy schools, Young-Hunter travelled extensively after his studies, a wanderlust which would never leave him.
Primarily a portrait painter, his highly stylised works owe much to the Pre-Raphaelites was at first influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. His final years were spent in America, dying in Taos, New Mexico, known for its colony of artists such as Georgia O'Keefe.
His works are held in the Tate Gallery, The Wellcome Collection and Dundee Artt Gallery amongst many others.