When Joseph [Smith] went to Carthage [Illinois] to deliver himself up to the pretended requirements of the law, two or three days previous to his assassination [in June 1844], he said: 'I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning; I have a conscience void of offense towards God, and towards all men.
'I shall die innocent, and it shall yet be said of me--he was murdered in cold blood.'
God be with you till we meet again;From "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," text by Jeremiah E. Rankin (1828-1904)
When life's perils thick confound you,
Put his arms unfailing round you.
God be with you till we meet again.
By Elspeth C. Young
the story in this painting
the creation of this paintingOriginal 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... Read more »
By Al R. Young This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios. Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.
In Their Footsteps: A Personal Journal features 29 original artworks consisting of 18 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 2 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, four artworks from Ashton' private portfolio, and five pencil drawings from Al's private portfolio... Read more »
By Al R. Young
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request. For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service. Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly. For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »
By Al R. Young The original oil painting, framed by Al Young Studios, hangs directly across from Door 15.... Read more »
By Al R. Young The original oil painting Till We Meet Again, by Elspeth Young, was recently purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Inasmuch as all copyrights to the painting remain the property of the artist, paper prints and giclee-canvas reproductions of the painting will remain available directly and exclusively from Al Young Studios. Requests to publish or otherwise reproduce the image in any manner should also be directed to Al Young Studios.
Laura Allred Hurtado, global acquisitions art curator for the Church, explained that one of the primary objectives in the Church's acquisition of art is its focus on the breadth of cultures represented in the growing, worldwide membership of the Church, and the significant contributions made by representatives of those cultures throughout Church history... Read more »
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journey from wilton, connecticut to nauvoo, illinois[In my sixteenth year] an Elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was traveling through our country [and] preached there... Read more »
By Al R. Young Till We Meeting Again, an original oil painting by Elspeth Young, received an Award of Merit at the 90th Annual Spring Salon hosted by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.
The juried exhibit (April 24 – July 6, 2014) is open only to Utah artists.
Of 860 entries submitted, 216 were juried-in to the show, and 20 of the works selected also received awards.
"We've noticed," said Rita Wright, director of the Museum, "that, almost without exception, everybody that walks into the gallery, enjoys Legacy (Portrait of Lois Childs) by Casey Childs (the first axial view in the exhibit), and then turns right around, and immediately migrates to the corner to view Till We Meet Again... Read more »
By Ashton R. Young
Ashton Young completed the design and fabrication of this frame in November 2013 in the workshops at BenHaven. The wood of which the frame is made weathered outdoors at BenHaven for more than twenty years. Elspeth hand-painted roses on the rough wood of the frame, as though the flowers in the painting instead of climbing only the fence in the painting had also grown over the frame.... Read more »
By Al R. Young Till We Meet Again is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.
Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »
By Elspeth C. Young
Elspeth's next painting for our Pioneer Fine Art Collection features Jane Elizabeth Manning.
The character featured in this new painting is heroic by any standard. At the age of 21 and in company with close family and kin, Manning trekked the 800 miles from Wilton, Connecticut to Nauvoo, Illinois to join with Church members gathering in Illinois. Destitute upon arriving in Nauvoo, she found true friends in Joseph and Emma Smith, who provided room, board, and a new wardrobe for their guest... Read more »