American (b. 1926)
born Louisville, KY
Youngerman studied in North Carolina, Missouri and then, from 1947, at the Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He remained in Europe until 1954, where he exhibited paintings and designed stage sets. He returned to the US and settled in New York, renting studio space at Coenties Slip where his neighbors included Agned Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, James Rosenquist and Robert Indiana. His first one-man show in New York was at Gres Gallery, and afterwards he exhibited at Betty Parsons Gallery.
He was represented in the Guggenheim Museum exhibition of 1962 "American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists", and during the 1960s and '70s his paintings and prints explored the visual ambiguity between figure and ground, or a seemingly reversible subject and back