Harvey Otis Young American, 1840-1901


Harvey Otis Young, one of Colorado’s leading 19th century artists, is best known for his Rocky Mountain landscapes and mining scenes that he executed in oil and watercolor. In 1867 Young opened his first studio as a practicing artist in San Francisco “without money or any instruction”. Young wrote a letter to his brother on September 15, 1868 in which he stated that his works commanded “good prices…from the start”.


Denver Art Association, Cofounder, 1893


Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, 1868, 1875, 1876, 1878

Snow & Roos Gallery, San Francisco, 1869, 1877

Industrial Expo, Chicago, 1875

Paris Salon, 1878

National Academy of Design, 1879

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 1879

Denver Art Association, 1894

Museums and Public Collections

Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Historical Society

Copley Library, La Jolla, California

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Denver Museum, Colorado

Denver Public Library, Colorado

Oakland Museum, California

Orange County California Museum

Penrose Library, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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