Right to the Jaw
14 x 21 x 10 in. (35.6 x 53.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Salt Lake City, UT, 1877 - 1957, Norwalk, CT)
Medium and Support:
Gift of Thomas H. and Marion J. Hawks, by exchange
Location: Currently on view
Many of the subjects of Mahonri Young's bronze sculptures were drawn from the working class—dock workers, riveters, and farmers. Among his most successful small sculptures were energetic scenes of boxers in action, whose movements embodied strength and power. Like his Ash Can School colleagues, he extolled the activities of everyday life.
Young came to New York from Salt Lake City, Utah, where his grandfather, Brigham Young, established America's permanent Mormon community after their forced exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois. Young studied at the Art Students League, and became a teacher there as well.
[Gallery label text, 2003]