Harry Anthony DeYoung


      Harry Anthony Deyoung (1893-1956) Born in Chicago, Illinois, Harry AnthonyDeYoung became a noted impressionist landscape painter of Illinois and Texas. After WWI he also painted coastal scenes and a mural for the Witte Museum in San Antonio depicting West Texas Indians.

     DeYoung studied art at the University of Illinois under Edward Lake and Fabiens Kelly and at the Art Institute of Chicago under F. De Forrest Schook, John W. Norton and others and was an honor student while at the Art Institute.

     During his Chicago years of the teens and twenties, DeYoung painted, taught and exhibited his works, winning prizes in 1917 and 1925.

     DeYoung moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1928, where he continued painting in the impressionist style, mostly painting landscapes, historical scenes including the missions of San Antonio and coastal scenes. He additionally taught art, establishing the DeYoung Art School in San Antonio and taught summer classes in Brownsville and Alpine, Texas. He continued to be an active exhibitor, winning honorable mention in 1929 at the prestigious Edgar B. Davis national competition at the Witte Museum.


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