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 Ross B. Young  (1955 - )

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Lived/Active: Missouri      Known for: animal portrait, sporting scene

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Biography from Blackhawk Gallery:
The art of Ross Young has been described as painterly and forthright, a true expression of the places and sports he knows so well. The oil paintings he creates are intended to take you to places as diverse as the grouse woods of Maine, trout streams of the Rockies, west Texas quail country or the saltwater flats of the Laguna Madre. Ross paints what he has experienced first hand with the goal of making his paintings authentic artistic expressions of his subjects.

Ross Young's subjects include the most distinguished sporting dogs in the world. He is the official artist for the National Pointing Dog Championship held on the historic Ames Plantation. He has been chosen by the Nestle Purina Company to annually paint all seven of their Outstanding Field Trail Dog Award Portraits. He is also the official artist for the N.S.T.R.A. Trail of Champions, the American Brittany Club's Dog of the Year, the American Field Quail and Pheasant Futurity, National Open Shooting Dog Championship and the Continental Championship.

A professional artist since 1980, Young specializes in sporting dogs, hunting and fishing scenes as well as landscapes. He has a solid foundation in fine art, having received his Bachelor of Fine Art ('78) and Master of Art ('80) degrees in painting from the University of Tulsa. His corporate clients include Nestle Purina, International Paper Company, Iams and national sporting dog organizations.

Ross Young's work has been published as book covers and in or on the covers of "Gun Dog Magazine", "American Field", "Grouse Point Almanac", "Sporting Tales", "Pointing Dog Journal", "Sporting Classics", "Wildlife Art", "Field Trail Magazine", "Informart Magazine" and "U.S. Art Magazine".

He has published over 50 limited edition prints, two of which were published by Quail Unlimited and another was the 2002 Waterfowl U.S.A. print of the year. Over the years Ross Young has shown his work in national and international art shows, galleries and museums. In 2001 he was honored with a one-man show entitled "The Sporting Tradition" at the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction, TN.

When Young is not at work in his studio, he is most out hunting, fly fishing, field training bird dogs or shooting skeet. He divides his working time between his main studio located in a rural setting outside of Springfield, MO, and his mobile studio "Arlo" which could be about anywhere.

12/5/55 - Presently resides in Springfield, MO

1980 - Master of Arts - Painting, University of Tulsa.
1978 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting, University of Tulsa.

2004 -
Pointing Dog Journal - Cover art, D/J issue.
Gun Dog Magazine - Bird Hunter with Paint Brush - feature article, F/M issue.
The Covey Rise - art work for article, June.
2003 -
Poetry & Paint - Selected works by Judy Young & Ross B. Young, published Xlibris.
Artists of Distinction, published by International Graphics.
P is for Passport - Sleeping Bear Press.
The Covey Rise - cover art and article. O/N.
2002 -
The Ozarks Mountaineer Magazine - Cover and feature article, O/N.
Shotgun Sports Magazine - Cover art, Oct.
Sporting Tales Magazine - the first special fold out section in the J/A upland issue, article illustrations J/F.
Quail Unlimited Magazine - Cover Art, M/A issue.
2001 -
Sporting Tales Magazine - cover art. J/F & article illustrations S/O.
Gun Dog Chronicles - by Joe Arnette, published by Down East Books - cover art and illustrations.
Wildlife Art Magazine - "Portraits of Unconditional Love" by Anne Welsbacher & Jennifer L. Bergman, profiled, J/A
S is for Show Me - by Judy Young, published by Sleeping Bear Press - Illustrations for a children's book.
2000 -
American Field Magazine - "Ross B. Young, Sportsman-Artist", by Neil Mace.
Feature article. They Called Him Wildcat - by Oscar Cronk, published by Pendleton Press.
A Feisty Little Pointing Dog - by David Webb, published by Down East books - cover art.
InformArt Magazine - "The Shivers and Vistas Behind Waterfowl Art", by Tyler W. Chartier.
Grouse Point Almanac - spring issue, cover art.
1999 -
InformArt Magazine - "Dogs, Dogs, Dogs" by Peggy Kinstler.
Sporting Classics - "Masters of the Game Bird".
Grouse Point Almanac - cover art, Autumn issue.
1998 -
Field Trail Magazine - "A Dog Man Who Paints" by Craig Doherty, cover and feature article.
1997 -
U. S. Art - "Good Dog!" by Kristan Mally, June issue.
Pointing Dog Journal - featured art N/J, N/D issues.
Equine Images - spot light article and art.
1995 -
U. S. Art - "Dog Days" by Pam Dean-Cable, feature article, Oct issue.
Sporting Classics - article & art N/A 1995 and art S/S 1995
Wildlife Art News - in article S/O 1992, featured art S/O 1993

Major Commissions: 2004 - 91
Commissioned portraits for the Field Trail Hall of Fame, Grand
Junction, TN. Permanent collection.
2003 - 02 NBHA Open and Amateur National Champions.
2004 - 01 Nat. Open Shooting Dog Championship winners.
2004 - 01 Continental Championship winner portraits.
2004 - 01 International Paper Company, Memphis, TN.
2004 - 00 Am. Field Quail and Pheasant Futurity winners portraits.
2004 - 99 Nestle Purina Outstanding Field Trial Dog Award Portraits, (six paintings annually).
2004 - 97 National Pointing Dog Champion Portraits, The Bird Dog Museum,
Grand Junction, TN.
2004 - 93 Ozark Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, paintings and limited edition eagle prints.
2004 - Purina Brittany Dog of the Year Award Portraits.
Ducks Unlimited/Nisson - sporting dog cards
2003 - 86 Iams, Brittany Dog of the Year Award Portraits.
2004 - 85 N.S.T.R.A. Champion of Champions Portraits
2004 - 96 Marathon Apparel, DU Apparel, Childersburg, AL
2002 - Felipe Gregorio, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
2001 - Waterfowl U.S.A. 2002 Print of the Year.
2000 - 94 Thermo-Serv Inc., Dallas, TX.
1999 - Ducks Unlimited & N.R.A. Christmas Cards.
1997 - Purina Mills Inc., St. Louis, MO.
1992 - Quail Unlimited - limited edition print.
1990 - Hammond Publications, Sporting Dog Calendar.
1998 - Quail Unlimited - limited edition print.
1985 - State Bank of Southwest Missouri.

Museum Exhibits:
2004 - 97 The National Bird Dog Museum, Grand Junction, TN. Permanent collection.
2004 - 91 The Field Trail Hall of Fame, Grand Junction, TN. Permanent collection.
2001 One Man Show - The Sporting Tradition: Celebrating 20 Years of Sporting Art by Ross B. Young, National Bird Dog Museum, Grand Junction, TN. Feb - May.
1995 The Dog Museum, St. Louis, MO. Artist Registry Show
1992 The Dog Museum, St. Louis, MO. Artist Registry Show
1990 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI. Birds in Art
1985 Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Museum, Pine Bluff, AR. Two-man show, permanent collection.
1983 Pittsfield Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA.

National Bird Dog Museum - Life Member.
Springfield Rod and Gun Club, President 2000 - 99.
Springfield Area Arts Council, Board Member 2000 - 96.
Campfire Boys & Girls Ozarks Council, President 1996.
Missouri Wildlife Artists Society, President 1995 - 93.

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