Robert Young

Based in Battersea, Robert Young is a specialist in folk art and vernacular furniture. The gallery opened in 1978 and is run by Robert and his wife Josyane. Robert is a member of the board of BADA and frequently works on vetting committees at fairs.


Folk art specialist Young celebrates the British high street

06 May 2024

A collection of 23 vintage photographs is showcased in Robert Young Antiques’ exhibition Ironmongers.


Specialist promotes folk art of the future

27 November 2023

Antiques-dealer-turned-artist Tom Hickman is the focus of this winter’s exhibition at Robert Young.


Because folk art is worth it…

12 June 2023

Dealer explains why he is holding a show instead of standing at a fair as he has done for about 40 years


Young’s show catches the eye

26 September 2022

This silhouette of a trophy brown trout and fishing fly in pen, ink and watercolour on paper is offered as part of Robert Young Antiques’ exhibition Tiddlers and Whoppers.


Cataloguing the best in London and beyond

21 March 2022

A round-up of current catalogues from folk-art at the rescheduled Winter Show to the Mellor-Cobham collection of English porcelain at Albert Amor


A voyage of discovery as Robert Young releases extra catalogue this year

20 July 2020

This primitive English sailor-work ship picture, c.1870, depicting a cutter in full sail on a calm sea was made with coloured wools embroidered on canvas.


Folk art dealer Robert Young offers his own naïve-style artwork

02 March 2020

Dealer Robert Young is taking bids on a work of folk art of his own creation.

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Robert Young sells personal folk art creation as business vacates design studio

15 February 2020

Dealer Robert Young is taking bids on a work of folk art of his own creation.


The web shop window: a cockerel weathervane at Robert Young Antiques

04 November 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.


Painting of a cow at Robert Young's annual exhibition shows rare example of restoration

06 May 2019

In his annual exhibition, Battersea folk art dealer Robert Young offers a primitive livestock painting of a brown and white cow which was once as obscure in appearance as in its history.

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Robert Young holds exhibition as primitive influence on modern boosts folk art

30 April 2018

Recent exhibitions at London institutions such as the Modigliani show at Tate Modern may well have contributed to rising interest in folk art.


Folk sits comfortably with contemporary

03 July 2017

Robert Young, the folk art dealer in Battersea, London, has launched an initiative which showcases the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers in his shop.


Fifty-stone ‘calf’ hoofs it along to Robert Young’s gallery

08 May 2017

The time has come for the second of Robert Young Antiques’ three annual events. The Exhibition of Antiques Folk Art is the only one to take place in the dealer’s Battersea gallery and this year runs from May 11-20.