Richard Young, founder of Young Fine Art Studio, has extensive knowledge in all aspects of sculpture, molds and the production of bronze statues. Because of his expertise, and knowledge of artists’ styles, Young has been sought after to restore the beauty and original integrity to many important historical works of art.
Young has done monument restoration for the State of Utah, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Museum of Fine Art in Boston Massachusetts, Brigham Young University and the Sons’ of Utah Pioneers to name a few.
“This Is the Place State Monument”
This magnificent multi- statue monument by Mahonri Young marks the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. Years of exposure caused freeze cracks and oxidization. It was in need of repair and remounting. Young restored it to its original condition before it was the centerpiece in the state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
When the original was damaged beyond repair, Young created a 14 foot statue of Columbia for the Salt Lake City and County Building in the Classical Romanesque Style.
“The Work Men Series”
This series of large cement statues by Mahonri Young once adorned a Salt Lake City High school but were badly damaged and left in storage for years. Young restored them and these artistic treasures back at the school.
Other restoration projects:
“Paul Revere,” “Appeal to Great Spirits,” “Medicine Man,” “Massasoit Indian” by Cyrus Dallin
The Handcart Company by Torleif Knaphus