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Young is the founder of Young Fine Art Studio, a business he established when he was just 18 years old. Over the years, he has sculpted and cast many monuments and limited edition bronze statues of his own creation and become an expert in producing monuments. For 35 years, he owned a foundry which cast his own artwork as well as statues and monuments by other talented artists. His monuments grace city and state buildings, historical and religious sites as well as museums and private collections. Young has also done art restoration on some of the treasured works of Cyrus Dallin and Solum Borglum. Salt Lake City selected him to restore its most famous landmark; the bronze “This is the Place” monument Mohonri Young.
In 1995- Young met Lena Toritch and found they had an artistic connection – a similar style and way of looking at art. They have since partnered on many artistic projects.
Young’s art reflects his Utah upbringing in Taylorsville and love of nature and family. His favorite subjects are children, wildlife, recreation and historic figures of the west. Young was strongly influenced by his father, a skilled metal artist and oil painter and later by his teacher and mentor, the sculptor Dr. Avard Fairbanks. Young worked closely with Fairbanks, formerly the Dean of Arts at the University of Utah, for over twenty years, studying every aspect of sculpture, enlarging and producing monuments. Young produced many of Dr. Fairbanks monuments including three Angels Moroni for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Temples and “Winter Quarters.” He also produced Fairbank’s “George Washington” monument for our nation’s capitol.
As a sculptor, his first big public commission came when he won the competition to sculpt and cast in bronze the monument of Columbia on top of the City and County building in Salt Lake City. Other commissions and opportunities followed. Young created a sculpture of a pioneer family in prayer that was so moving, officials of the L.D.S. Church asked to create a larger than life monument of the piece. It was placed in Illinois to commemorate the "Old Nauvoo Burial Ground." Many commissioned monuments have followed with a wide range of subjects: children, athletes, dogs, golfers, angels, and even inanimate objects.
His knowledge of the many complexities of monument production, creativity and attention to detail are the culmination of more than 35 years experience, skill and training. The result is art that touches the heart and imagination of those who see it.
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