Betty Hoenshell Younger
(1932-2019 California)
"The Wave"
Chromed steel
122" H x 52" W x 44" D

Notes: Affectionately known as 'the Woman of Steel,' Betty Younger's steel sculptures are rooted in the abstract. Taking inspiration from the clean lines of the Bauhaus movement and the ethos of the 'Constructavist' movement, Younger's work in stainless steel includes graphic shapes and curving lines. 'My sculptures express my power over the medium and my life; the endless possibilities of metal inspires me.' Beginning her career in jewelry, Younger was inspired to take up large-scale sculpting in 1990. From her studio in Central California, Younger bent and shaped metal to meet her unique vision. The high-polish shine and reflective qualities of steel had the greatest appeal to Younger, becoming her main medium throughout her career.

In 2000, her sculpture The Flame won the silver medal by the Olympic Art Committee, who recognized her as one of their 'International Artists' at a reception in Lausanne Switzerland. The Flame was purchased by I.O.C. president Antonio Samaranch for the permanent collection of the Olympic Art Museum. Younger earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from San Jose State University and a Masters in Fine Art from UCLA. She was a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections.

  • Condition: Overall good condition with minor oxidation, scuffs, light scratches, and nicks commensurate with outdoor display.

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