Stephen Scott Young’s Watercolors and Paintings

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Stephen Scott Young is known for his finely detailed watercolors and hand-pulled copperplate etchings. He has often been touted as “the Wyeth of the South” and his control over all mediums is unprecedented. Exhibiting worldwide and nationally in London, England; Palm Beach, Florida; New York City; Greenville, South Carolina; and his first-ever exhibition of copperplate etchings at the Montgomery Museum Fine Arts, hosted by Bonny and Alan Shuptrine.

In 1985, Florida artist Stephen Scott Young won first prize in watercolor in American Artist’s national art competition. People compare Young with artists of the past, such as Winslow Homer, but Young’s primary influences go back even further, to the Old Masters. The first two artists who captivated him were Vermeer and Caravaggio; when he first started painting he was given picture books about their work.

Paintings by Stephen Scott Young show that he has looked closely at the watercolors of both Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, the two greatest American realists of the 19th century. Young’s subject matter is to that of Homer, who also visited the Bahamas and made paintings of black models, In fact, a few of Young’s paintings are a virtual recreation of Homer’s compositions.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. Shuptrine’s is honored to offer work by the artist, Stephen Scott Young, and offer their clients the finest work of this masterful artist. Call 423.226.4453 or email thegallery@shuptrines.com for more information.

  • Stephen Scott Young - Resting in Sapodilla Tree, Harbour Island, Bahamas

    Resting in Sapodilla Tree, Harbour Island, Bahamas
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 21 X 13.5 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Sandlot

    Sandlot
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 21.5 X 15 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Bahama Blue

    Bahama Blue
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 12 X 10 inches

  • White Cotton by Stephen Scott Young

    White Cotton
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 22.5 X 15 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Glass Window

    Glass Window
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 21 X 29 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Rebekah

    Rebekah
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 30 X 20.75 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - White Slippers

    White Slippers
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 32 X 20 inches

  • Pink House, Long Cay, by Stephen Scott Young

    Pink House, Long Cay
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 15.78 X 18.25 inches

  • Study of Jewel
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 17 × 16 inches

  • Jewel
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 16 × 22 inches

  • Butterfly Dress by Stephen Scott Young

    Butterfly Dress
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 12 X 12 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Surrounded by Shadow

    Surrounded by Shadow
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 22 X 18 inches

  • Cat Island by Stephen Scott Young

    Cat Island
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 26.5 × 22 inches

  • Claudia’s Daughter by Stephen Scott Young

    Claudia’s Daughter
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 11.5 × 14.5 inches

  • Stephen Scott Young - Shadow Tree

    Shadow Tree
    Stephen Scott Young
    watercolor, 22 X 34 inches

  • Marine Grouping - Stephen Scott Young

    Stephen Scott Young grouping marine copperplate hand-pulled etchings matted with hand-wrapped linen and framed in a Stephen Scott Young 12 Kt white gold etching frame designed and built by Alan Shuptrine

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