About Mahonri Macintosh Young
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...Mahonri Macintosh Young (August 9, 1877 – November 2, 1957) was an American sculptor and artist. Although he lived most of his life in New York City, Young is most remembered in Utah as being the grandson of Brigham Young who sculpted the This Is The Place Monument and the Seagull Monument in Salt Lake City. Young is one of the best-known artists from Utah..."
"...Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to Mahonri Moriancumer Young and Agnes Mackintosh Young just 20 days before the death of his grandfather Brigham Young. Young's own father died when he was eight..."
"...Young saved enough money to travel to Paris, France where he studied at the Académie Julian until 1905..."
"...Returning to Utah, married Cecelia Sharp in 1907. They had two children, but Sharp died. Young later married Dorothy Weir, daughter of painter J. Alden Weir, in 1931..."
"...Young found local sculpture commissions insufficient to make a living, so he moved to New York City in 1910..."
"...Young was especially proud of This Is The Place Monument located at This Is The Place Heritage Park in the foothills of Salt Lake City...The monument was dedicated on July 24, 1947..."
"...Young's estate included 320 sculptures and thousands of paintings and sketches..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Mahonri Young', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 March 2011, 19:33 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mahonri_Young&oldid=418827534> [accessed 6 May 2011]