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Larry Young

8700 N. Millsite Rd.
Columbia, MO 65201, U.S.A.
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Phone: 573-449-6810

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Brief Biography and Artist Statement:

Larry Young has been a full-time artist for the last 25 years and has placed over 50 monumental outdoor sculptures nationally and abroad. Most of his work has been in bronze, but he also works with stainless steel, marble, and other materials. He owns and operated a full-scale 6,000 square foot foundry where he personally creates and produces most of his work. This personal oversight of production is unusual for sculptors who create monumental bronzes.

Young developed his skills and talents through a number of forums. He first learned to cast bronze as a molder in the US Navy. Following the Navy, he achieved international prominence as a two-time Olympic medalist, the only American to ever win a medal in long-distance race walking. During this period he studied sculpture at Columbia College followed by a two-year fellowship to study sculpture in Italy. Young has been a full-time, free lance artist ever since, known for his fluid forms, his innovative compositions and use of negative space, and his mastery of the bronze medium.

The origin of mankind, man's relationship with other life forms, and humanity's destination have been important elements in many of Young's sculptures. The themes and compositional integrity of classical art and the human movement involved in athletics and dance have also fascinated Young. His life forms and other images are used as vehicles through which compositional networks are materialized. He frequently creates complex simplicity by minimizing human forms and placing them within deceptively simple complex compositions. Young is intrigued by the relationship of form and space and manipulates this relationship to evoke emotion and to project monumentality of form even when the sculpture is small in scale. Perhaps Young's experiences as an Olympic athlete helped develop his sense of fluid movement. Resolution of form, refinement of space, and fluidity couched in classical compositions that project monumentality --all are the hallmarks of Larry Young's powerful images.


Selected Permenant and Corporate Collections:

  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Wandell Sculpture Garden, Urbana, Illinois
  • Boone County Bank, Columbia, Missouri
  • Futterman Investments, New York City
  • Boone Hospital Medical Park, Columbia, Missouri
  • Kessler Enterprises, Orlando, Florida
  • Matto City Museum, Matto City, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Methodist Hospital Neurosensory Center, Houston
  • The Albrecht Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Missouri State Historical Society Museum, Columbia, Missouri
  • Triangle Maintenance Corporation, Valley Stream, New York
  • University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, Missouri
  • Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois
  • Central Trust Bank, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri
  • Quabaug Rubber Co., N. Brookfield, Massachusetts
  • Selsys Corporation, Boulder, Colorado
  • Energy Methods, Denver, Colorado
  • Jean Cukier M.D., Doctors Center, Houston, Texas
  • Fair Oaks Holiday Inn, Fairfax, Virginia
  • White Associates, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
  • Leslie Kavanagh Associates, New York City, New York
  • Joel Meisner Inc., Farmingdale, New York
  • Paramount Hotel, Portland, Oregon
  • Caramella Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • Knight, Ford and Associates, Columbia, Missouri
  • Innovative Designs, Scarsdale, New York
  • Exchange Properties, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Five-Star Advertising, Riverside, California
  • R & H Kaplan, Westbury, New York
  • 9 Boxwood Place Corp., New York City, New York
  • R. D. Scinto, Inc., Shelton, Connecticut
  • Comp-u-card, Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Seltzer and Sussman, Inc., New York City, New York
  • Touche-Ross, Los Angeles, California
  • Mid-Missouri Dermatologists, Inc., Columbia, Missouri
  • Wells Fargo Bank, Los Angeles, California
  • Automated Information Systems, Shelton, Connecticut
  • Cambridge II, Trumbull, Connecticut
  • Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri
  • Marketing Congress, Plainview, New York
  • Metrodial Digital, Central Station, New York
  • Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri
  • Albin and Richman, Garden City, New York
  • Cartwright & Littrell, Sydney, Australia
  • Triangle Properties, Melville, New York
  • Tulsa Medical Associates, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Alzheimers Resource Center, Southington, Connecticut
  • YMCA, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel, Orlando, Florida
  • Godwin and Gruber, Dallas, Texas