Information about this sculpture came from "A Survey of Important Sculptures in Los Angeles County" June 25, 1998, prepared by Sculpture Conservation Studio, Inc., and Glenn Wharton and Associates, Inc. Do not reproduce information from this site without acknowledgement.

Artist: Stevens, Lawrence Tenney

Title: "Monument to Young Farmers"

Location: Los Angeles County Fair Grounds, Pomona (center of the stairs at entrance to the Fine Arts Building)

Date of Manufacture: 1938

Date of Installation: 1938

Dimensions: 11' - 0" x 4' - 2" x 8' - 3"

Plaque: no

Inscriptions: Bottom of the proper right hoof Laurence
Tenney
Stevens
Sculptor
1939

Siting: The sculpture is located in the center of semi-circular stairway leading into the Millard Sheets Gallery/Fine Arts building at the Fairplex - Los Angeles County Fair.

Description: The sculpture is a cast stone composition of four figures, a dog and a horse. On the proper left side there is a female figure with a small child in her proper left arm. Her proper right arm is extended to hold the proper right hand of a male child who is in front of her and partially turned around to face her. The horse is centered in the composition with its head up and mouth open. On the proper right side of the horse there is a standing male figure holding a sheath of wheat in his proper right arm. The sculpture is integrated into the base which rises from road level to the top of the steps.
- This is the winning entrant of over 100 models submitted nationally for a monument dedicated to America's boy and girl farmers. (See L.A. Times 8/2/39 pg. 8)
- Funded by the Fine Arts Division of the Fair
- Publication: L.A. Times 9/18/38, 8/2/39 pg. 8, Urban Art, Inc. Condition Report; SOS! file


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