Russell Young began his career as a photographer, documenting musicians such as Bob Dylan and other iconic performing artists. He then parlayed his love of music and visual imagery into a career as a video director, creating over 100 music videos for MTV. When the music industry b
Russell Young's screen-printed paintings recall the work of Pop master Andy Warhol, both in Young's subject matter and applied mediums. The Hollywood stars depicted in Young's pop paintings, many of whom were also recurring motifs in Warhol's work, include Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood and Marlon Brando. Their images have come to symbolize not only the preoccupations of celebrity-obsessed American society, but also a certain nostalgia for the bygone era of American history that these actors now represent.