Stephen Youll

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Stephen Youll
Born June 8, 1965
Hartlepool, England
Nationality England
Education Durham New College of Art and Design, Sunderland University
Known for Painting, illustration
Movement Fantasy, science fiction

Stephen Youll (born June 8, 1965 in Hartlepool, England) is one of today's top science fiction art talents. He got his start in the genre when his work, done in conjunction with his twin brother Paul, was seen in 1987 at the 45th World Science Fiction Convention in Brighton, England. His first commission, a collaboration with Paul, was for the cover painting for Emerald Eyes by Daniel Keys Moran that was published by Bantam Books. The brothers continued to work together until Stephen married Bantam's SF art director Jamie Warren in 1989 and moved to the United States. Since his arrival on American shores, Youll has become one of the busiest artists in the specialty. Painting originally in acrylics, he switched to oils and has produced some exquisitely colored, sensitively realistic pieces for such clients as Bantam, Ballantine/Del Rey, Warner and Avon. He has also done work for DC Comics, IBM and for Hamilton Plates.

Youll attended the Durham New College of Art and Design and Sunderland University with his brother. Both graduated with honors and began working as reconstruction artists at Durham Cathedral, one of England's oldest cathedrals, before beginning their freelance art careers. His great affection for the genre is reflected clearly in the quality of his work.[1]

Joint works[edit]

These works were done in collaboration with his brother, Paul.

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Stephen's works[edit]

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  1. ^ INFINITE WORLDS: The Fantastic Visions of Science Fiction Art