BOZEMAN (AP) -- Wildlife artist Paco Young, whose artwork has been used to raise millions of dollars for wildlife conservation, died Dec. 1 of leukemia. He was 47.
Young's work included prints currently published by Hadley Publishing, to the sporting and wildlife art used by the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Quail Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to raise millions of dollars for conservation. He has large oil paintings at Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone National Park and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Nebraska and enjoyed painting outside while on family camping trips.
Young was born in Biloxi, Miss., on Jan. 28, 1958. He graduated from the Memphis College of Art in 1981.
He and his wife, Toni Young, traveled to art shows across the United States for the next 10 years. In March 1994, they moved from Atlanta to the Bozeman area, achieving his dream of living out West.
He is survived by his wife and son Graham Young and his parents, Ray and Charlotte Young of Robinsville, Miss.
A celebration of Young's life is planned Friday afternoon at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center.
On the Net:
Paco Young: www.pacoyoung.com