About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2424
  • First Name: Peter Joseph
  • Last Name: Young
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: Not specified
  • Place of Birth: Not Specified
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Design
    • Painting
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Stained Glass
    • Mixed Media
    • Drawings
    • Cartoons
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 5
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Other


No Date Caroline Swash Stained Glass Fellowship.
No Date Cecil Collins Memorial Prize for Fine Art.


No Date College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, Illustration.
1989 Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, London, Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Stained Glass Studies.


Young is a stained glass artist whose imagery explores isolation and interconnection in nature. Merging ambiguity with identifiable expressions of character, he tempts the observer to enter into an interior landscape of ever changing possibilities. Young has travelled throughout Europe as a visiting lecturer and private tutor in stained glass. He has also taken part in numerous group shows. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases and images of the artist's work.