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Untitled

Artist
Joseph Young
Year
1973
Artwork Type
Sculpture
Media & Support
Concrete
Department
Public Library
Location
Leland R. Weaver Library
4035 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA
District
1
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Location

Latitude: -118.201504 - Longitude: 33.944101
Image: Untitled

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Description

This work by Joseph Young is incorporated into the building’s overall design.  It is composed of interlocking and overlapping bas-relief shapes, divided into three sections.  The large vistas of geometric forms add movement to the facade of the Library. The work was dedicated on May 15, 1973 by County Supervisor Pete Schabarum, South Gate Mayor Don R. Sawyer, and City Councilman Frank Gafkowski.

About the Artist

Joseph Young (1919-2007) was a native of Pittsburgh and received his BA degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. After serving in World War II, he studied at various art schools and academies both nationally and abroad. Young had a long and distinguished career as a public artist in multiple media including mosaic, stained glass, pre-cast concrete, granite, and wood. Two of his many projects include the Triforium, a kinetic sculpture at the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, and the Los Angeles Holocaust Monument in Pan-Pacific Park.