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Exhibition | Stephen Scott Young: Veterans

Oct 13, 2017 — Continuing

Stephen Scott Young (born 1957) attended Flagler College in the mid-1970s and later studied printmaking at the Ringling School of Art. Young achieved widespread recognition in 1985 when he won first prize in watercolor in American Artist magazine's national competition. Since then he has earned international acclaim as a master of the watercolor medium, with his work critically compared to that of Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth. Young lives and works in Florida as well as in the Bahamas.

Highlighting paintings whose subjects connect to three wars, Stephen Scott Young: Veterans features watercolors and sketches from the Museum's permanent collection of works inspired by the artist’s visits to Greenville. Beginning in 1993 and continuing the next four years, Young painted recognized icons of Greenville as well as citizens and streets often overlooked. He completed multiple sketches on site, executing the finished watercolors in his studio. The GCMA owns the largest public collection of Scott Young's work.