About this artwork

In 1949 Moser travelled to Scotland to photograph leading Scottish artists and writers as an assignment for American ‘Vogue’. This photograph shows Douglas Young, seated and looking straight at the camera. Young studied at St Andrews and Oxford and he was an important figure of the Scottish Renaissance. He became a leading member of the Scottish National Party, and was imprisoned for refusing conscription in 1942 (where he completed 'Auntran Blads', his first book of poems). He was also a reputable translator of texts into Scots, a Greek scholar and a classics teacher.

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Lida Moser

Lida Moser