The original nine foot sculpture of President Brigham Young resides in the Utah State Capital. This maquette is a 20 inch version of the original. The commission to sculpt the first governor of Utah was awarded to Kraig Varner in the early 90’s. It was Kraig’s first major commission and has been his most widely known. Kraig was awarded the commision not only because he depicted Brigham Young so accurately but because he chose to show the leader in a strong gesture mid stride. Brigham Young is known as the great colonizer of the west, Kraig wanted to show a man of determination and action.

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