His Life and Art
by Thomas E. Toone
Hardback / 220 pages / 1-56085-055-8
Few artists have achieved the national prominence of Utah-born Mahonri Young (1877-1957). A grandson of Brigham Young, he is known in Utah for his Seagull and This is the Place monuments. But it was for his statuettes of street workers and prize fighters that he received the greatest accolades, while his life-size statue of one of the first black professional boxers, Joe Gans, earned him Life magazine’s title of “the George Bellows of American sculpture.” This is the first comprehensive biography of Mahonri Young. Accompanied by an impressive array of color and black-and-white illustrations, it constitutes a fitting tribute to his contributions to a national repertoire, as well as to his own religious and cultural heritage.
Thomas E. Toone, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, is a professor of art history at Utah State University. He is the recipient of a Utah State University Honors Program Teaching Award and a Marriner Eccles Foundation Grant, among other honors.