Young, Mahonri Mackintosh

Young, Mahonri Mackintosh

(məhŏn`rē), 1877–1957, American sculptor, painter, and etcher, b. Salt Lake City, studied at the Art Students League and at Julian's Academy, Paris; grandson of Brigham YoungYoung, Brigham
, 1801–77, American religious leader, early head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, b. Whitingham, Vt. Brigham Young was perhaps the greatest molder of Mormonism, his influence having a greater effect even than that of the church's founder,
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. His statuettes of laborers, cowboys, and prizefighters and his larger works show strength and simplicity and fine workmanship. In the Metropolitan Museum are the bronzes Stevedore and Man with Pick. He also made the Sea Gull Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a statue of Brigham Young for the Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C.
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Young, Mahonri MacKintosh

(1877–1957) sculptor, art critic; born in Salt Lake City (grandson of Brigham Young). He studied in Salt Lake City (1897), moved to New York City (1899), and studied at the Art Students League (1899–1900) and in Paris (1901–05). He taught at the Art Students League intermittently (1916–43), lived in New York City and Ridgefield, Conn., and was known for his sculptures of working men, boxers, such as Groggy (1926), and Mormon subjects, such as This Is the Place (1947), in Utah. He also wrote articles and books on art.
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