Meet Don and Debora Young

Don Young, founder, artist-technician, consultant- Texas native, Don Young specializes in extraordinary architectural glass creations relevant for public, commercial, and residential buildings throughout the United States. Mr. Young has owned, and operated his own professional glass company in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas since 1973.

After studying in San Francisco California under the internationally acclaimed and twice NEA recipient, Narcissus Quagliata, Don continued advancing his professional career, pioneering the glass etching technique now known as photo-etching, first used on glass panels for the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas Texas (1987). Don’s role in the arts community led to his co-founding of the Texas Glass Artists Association.

Today, Don continues to enjoy his growing company, artistry and involvement in many community and civic organizations along with his passion for, and the largest private collection of vintage Fellini film posters in the United States (http://felliniana.com/), as well as his collaboration with various public, private, and commercial interests. Mr. Young and his wife Debora currently reside in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

Debora Young, co-owner, principal artist/illustrator/designer- Debora is a native of Portland Oregon and an award-winning painter who, as a girl, preferred art supplies over dolls and games. Her natural artistic ability has expression in a variety of mediums. 

Her work has been exhibited in dozens of galleries since 1989. She was a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2010, and received the Tracy Family Award at the Historic Fort Worth Art Show in 2010. 

Debora is the author and illustrator of, Prairie Wildflowers Illustrated, published in 2014 by OliveGirl Press. As a volunteer with husband, Don, she is a founder and archivist of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area, and their award-winning public outreach programs, Prairie Fest and Kids on the Prairie. (http://www.tandyhills.org/)

She and Don are the proud parents of three adult children and three grandchildren and share their home with Olive the Prairie Dog. Visit Debora's website here: 
http://deborayoung.com/

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