(American, b. 1957)
Watercolor with gouache and charcoal over traces of graphite
Support: White wove paper
Sheet: 57.6 x 75.8 cm (22 11/16 x 29 13/16 in.)
Gift of Eli Wilner 2000.103
Young's realist works reflect a tradition in American watercolor painting that stretches back to the 19th-century artists Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer and includes the 20th century realist Andrew Wyeth. Young, who is white, began to focus on African Americans, especially children, in the 1980s. His works are characterized by a technical mastery of watercolor, a profound attention to detail and tonal relation, and a strong emotional empathy with his subjects. On the back of this work Young explained the subject: "Quenton, now 14 years old. The scar on his right cheek becoming more apparent. Scarred, not only figuratively but emotionally from his environment."
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email email@example.com.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.