Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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Young (born 1919), a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduated from Westminster College and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, then did further studies at Cranbrook Academy, MIT, and the American Academy in Rome. He has created works in many media, including mosaic, stained glass, pre-cast concrete, granite, and wood. More than 60 of his architectural art projects are found throughout the country, including mosaics at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and a kinetic sculpture, called the Triforium, in the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center Mall. In 1992, his 18-foot-high Holocaust Monument was completed in Pan-Pacific Park, just east of the Farmers' Market.  (Robin K. Dunitz, Street Gallery, Guide to over 1000 Los Angeles Murals)

Topographical Map

Joseph Young
Downtown LA

Topographical Map is a 20’ h by 80’ w high-relief mosaic and granite mural located on the northern face of the Hall of Records.


Joseph Young
East San Gabriel Valley

Don Bosco Technical Institute. The various trades taught at the school. Photo © Robin Dunitz.

History of Mathematics

Joseph Young
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice

The mosaic is integrated into 16 precast concrete bas-reliefs along three walls.
Photo: © Robin Dunitz