Giclee’ limited Edition print on Sommerset Watercolor Paper
28” x 22.5”
signed lower right
Original Surovec Gallery label verso
Stephen Scott Young (born 1957)
Born/lived: Honolulu, Hawaii; near Palm Beach County, Florida
Known: Stephen Scott Young is known for his watercolor paintings. Inspired by the work of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Andrew Wyeth, Young has done highly finished, detailed figurative paintings of dark-skinned people Bahamas, a primary venue, dealing with issues of human dignity in a realistic style. Young made his first visit to the Bahamas and was impressed by the crisp, bright light of the islands. Interest in light and shadow led Young to explore architectural as well as figurative subjects. He often incorporates bright and clear colors.
Studied: the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida; motivated by picture books given to him by his mother, depicting the works and styles of ‘Old Masters’ Vermeer and Caravaggio.
Exhibited: In 1985, Young won a first prize at an American Artist’s national art competition in watercolors.
The Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
For his sense of dramatic design and luminous, clear color, Young perhaps owes most to Homer. His execution, however, is essentially different and is influenced more by Eakins, who built up his watercolors in a more constructed fashion with careful stippling. Eakins taught him, as it were, to draw with watercolor. Young owes his careful accuracy and his ability to create figures that are not simply flat but have volume and weight to Eakins.
Each masterwork by Stephen Scott Young is preceeded by numerous drawings, sketches, studies, and preparatory paintings. The spirit of these works in progress often exceeds the finished subject and, when available, are eagerly sought by collectors.
|Artist First Name||Stephen Scott|
|Artist Last Name||Young|
|Artist's Dates||born 1957|
|Materials||Giclee’ limited Edition print on Sommerset Watercolor Paper|
|Markings||signed lower right, No. 24/375, Original Surovec Gallery label verso|
|Size||28” x 22.5”|
|Comments||Beautifully matted and framed and in excellent condition.|