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Bust of the Boxer Joe Louis by Mahonri Young



Joseph Louis "Joe Louis" Barrow (1914—1981) was a legendary World Heavyweight Champion who, from 1937-1949 won 26 consecutive championship fights. Known for being honest and hardworking, Louis was also represented for many a seminal figure in the fight for racial equality. During his 140 month-straight run of wins, the artist Mahonri Young (1877—1957), himself well known for his sculptures of title fighters, did this sculpture from life. Young was the elder grandchild of the LDS Church leader Brigham Young. Mahonri Young moved to New York to study at the Art Students League and, later, to Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian.


  • Creator
    Mahonri Young 1 (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU100174101483

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