Stephen Scott Young  (American, 1957) 

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Stephen Scott Young, Ballerina Stretching, A.P. 8

 

Stephen Scott Young
Ballerina Stretching, A.P. 8
Adelson Galleries Boston
  
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Stephen Scott Young, The Japan Scarf

 

Stephen Scott Young
The Japan Scarf
oil on paper

 

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Stephen Scott Young, Summer on the Corner (Lincolnville)

 

Stephen Scott Young
Summer on the Corner (Lincolnville), 1984
watercolor and gouache on board

 

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Stephen Scott Young, On the Island

 

Stephen Scott Young
On the Island, 1983
watercolor and gouache on board

 

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1976   Began to work in watercolor
1985   Won first prize at an American Artist's national art competition for watercolor
1998   His watercolor painting, The Tournament, was sold at a 1998 Christie's auction, making him perhaps the youngest living artist to have paintings included at a Christie's auction.
  Education: Master of Fine Arts School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  Birth Mt. Kisco, NY
  Education Rotary International Scholarship, Siena, Italy
  Education: Bachelor of Arts, phi beta kappa University of California, Berkeley, CA
  Stephen Scott Young, noted for his watercolors, was born in 1957 and lives in Jupiter, Florida. Young's interest in art was perhaps motivated by picture books given to him by his mother, depicting the works and styles of the 'Old Masters' Vermeer and Caravaggio.

After graduating from high school, Young spent three years studying printmaking at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. He began to work in watercolor around 1976, with his style maturing in the 1980's. Young made his first visit to the Bahamas in the early 1980's, and was impressed by the crisp, bright light of the islands. It took him about five years to be satisfied with his rendering of such light onto paper. In 1985, he won first prize at an American Artist's national art competition for watercolor. The large size of his paintings lends added dimension and realism, and he often incorporates bright and clear colors.

His work has at times been compared with the painting techniques of Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and Thomas Eakins. Young's and Homer's subject matter is similar; both utilizing the Bahamas and the native people. Collectors often hang Young's work beside those of the great realists of the 19th century.

Stephen Scott Young's paintings are sought worldwide by museums and private collectors. He has won numerous national awards and has had his works exhibited in major museums and institutions.

  A Master Among Us- Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
  The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
  The Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
  The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
  The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  The Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL