Mahonri Young

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Birthday
9, 1877
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Nov 2, 1957 (80)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1877
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Nov 2, 1957 (80)

About

Sculptor and artist whose best-known works included the "Seagull" and "This Is The Place" monuments in Salt Lake City.

Before Fame

He financed his education at the the Art Students League of New York and the Académie Julian in France by working as an engraver for newspapers.

Trivia

He was a member of the Ashcan School and, as such, created artwork depicting gritty, urban scenes. He sometimes returned to his roots and sculpted statues of his famous grandfather and other Mormon pioneers.

Family Life

His grandfather, Brigham Young, led Mormon exiles into Utah and became governor of the territory.

Associated With

His fellow Mormons counted among their ranks artists, business leaders, and high-level politicians like one-time cabinet secretary Stewart Udall.