Anton Brent Gehring graduated from Brigham Young University in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in sculpture and in 1972 with a master's degree in sculpture and ecology. He later returned to BYU in 1982 as faculty in the Department of Art.
Before returning to BYU, Gehring taught at Ricks College from 1976 to 1982, was a visiting faculty member at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California from 1975 to 1976, and also taught at the University of Utah.
His work in sculpture has appeared in exhibitions in New York, California, Texas, Arizona, Oregon and Utah. Most of his art pieces are large and in some cases fragile. Some of his works include “Black Spar” and “Clumsy on Land.” He has used various material for his sculptures, from metal to earthenware.
Gehring served a mission for the LDS church to the Northern Far East Mission (Japan) from 1963 – 1966. He and his wife Vickie had seven children. He passed away on October 15, 2005 in Virgin, Utah at the age of 63.