Al Young Studios

primary ongoing fine art projects (collections)

Original artworks produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios are part of themed collections because the Studios is organized after the pattern of the Renaissance workshops of the old masters.  The Artists take the long view of their work as being a lifetime journey toward mastery of artistic expression through selected techniques, reaching as far back as the 16th century.  Artists work as peers in an intensely creative community in which each artist pursues his or her own work as part of the group’s philosophy.  Subject-matter research; fabrication and acquisition of such things as costuming, props, accessories; use of models; photography; framing and other in-house services support the work of the Studios.  Works are also produced within a strong tradition of curatorial documentation.  These are the collections constituting the Studios' Commercial Portfolio and do not represent the Studios' complete portfolio nor the complete individual portfolios of the Artists.  Dates in the following list derive from the earliest artwork currently in a collection. While each artist is skilled in various media, Studios products consist of these primary media (in alphabetical order).

primary publications (in alphabetical order)

The Studios only publishes and sells works produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios.  The primary themes of these works are beauty, faith, family, and home.

online art gallery and bookstore

The Studios markets and sells its products directly to the public.  The commercial site at (since 1998) is its sole retail outlet.  Ben Haven (the studio itself, since 1992) is also available—BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—for viewing and purchasing original artworks.  Contact information is provided on our Newsroom.

Because of Al’s ongoing leukemia (CLL) and hemolytic anemia, strict compliance with scheduling and health-related requirements is necessary.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION.

commercial services

Project commentaries in our Newsroom describe consulting projects in which Al Young Studios has provided concepts and ideas, evaluations, planning, supervision, and deliverables.

If you want to invite the Studios to participate in a creative project, please be aware that the Studios is available only on a commission basis.  We do not, for example, review or accept invitations offering such incentives as publicity or equity in the business or product proposed.  Also, neither the Studios nor the Artists of Al Young Studios work for hire, but all copyrights to anything produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios remain the sole property of the Artists and the Studios.  Patrons and clients may purchase goods and services from the Studios, but all copyrights pertaining to such works as well as their creation remain with the Studios and the Artists of Al Young Studios, unless a contract conveying such properties, in whole or in part, is executed prior to the creation or delivery of such goods or services.

Newsroom articles make it clear that the Studios provides framing services.  Before contacting the Studios about framing, please review Custom Framing Services for Original Artworks and Giclees.

public services

The Ben Haven Archives, a family archive, is nearly a century old and serves a growing community of interest in family heritage.  However, with the publication of My Father’s Captivity in 2009, an online presence for the Archives was established—as a public service—primarily to help families of former Japanese POWs discover more about their heritage.

In addition to published art lessons, we provide the following free online resources appearing as articles on our Newsroom:

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