Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Stephen Scott Young is best known for his watercolor paintings and etchings that depict everyday life in the American south and the Bahamas. Often focusing on themes of children, race and social conditions, Young's work is noted for its hyper-realist use of watercolor and eloquent simplicity of subject matter done in the American realist tradition.
Young attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Often exhibited alongside Andrew Wyeth, his work has been sold at both Christie's and Sotheby's and his museum exhibitions include: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL; Hunter Museum of American Art, TN; Greenville County Museum of Art, SC; St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, FL; Arkansas Art Center; Butler Institute of American Art, OH; and the Jacksonville Art Museum, FL.
"Alicia" by Stephen Scott Young,
watercolor, 16 3/4" x 23", 1997
The first study for the painting owned by the
Greenville County Museum of Art in South Carolina