Virgil Young was a prominent Haitian art collector. He grew up in Memphis, then moved to New York City in the late 1960s. Young worked as an archivist for artist Robert Indiana while performing in his band. In the late 1970s, he relocated to Hollywood and worked for filmmaker Tim Burton. In the 1980s and 1990s, Young discovered much joy and passion in Haitian art. As he formed strong relationships with local priests, he began collecting numerous exquisite vintage Voudou flags. Young became known for his expansive collection and was an esteemed authority in Haitian religious art. After he died in 1995, Fowler Museum at UCLA acquired much of Young’s estate.