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Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1877-1957

Mahonri Mackintosh Young (1877-1957) was an American artist and sculptor.

Mahonri Mackintosh Young was born on August 9, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mahonri Moriancumer Young and Agnes Mackintosh. He was a grandson of Brigham Young. He developed a deep interest in art from an early age, and quit his formal schooling to pursue art studies. He studied at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1901-1905. Due to financial troubles, he returned to Salt Lake City. He married Cecilia Sharp in 1907. They subsequently moved to New York in 1910 to further Mahonri's career opportunities. Cecilia died of cancer 1917. Mahonri would later marry Dorothy Weir in 1931.

Though he ceased being active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was young, Mahonri maintined a relationship with the Church, and was commissioned several times to create sculptures for them. The most famous of these are the This is the Place Monument and Seagull Monument. Primary places of residence included Salt Lake City, Utah; New York City; Paris, France; and Branchville, Connecticut. After suffering an ulcer attack coupled with pneumonia, he died on November 2, 1957 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Citation

wikipedia.org, via WWW, September 8, 2020 (born on August 9, 1877 in Salt Lake City; son of Mahonri Moriancumer Young and Agnes Mackintosh; grandson of Brigham Young; quit formal schooling to pursue art at early age; studied at Académie Julian in Paris from 1901-1905; marriage to Cecilia Sharp in 1907; moved to New York in 1910; Cecilia died of cancer 1917; Mahonri's marriage to Dorothy Weir in 1931; not active in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; comissioned by Church to create Seagull Monumenet and This is the Place Monument, lived in Salt Lake City, Paris, and Branchille, Connecticut; died from ulcer attack and pneumonia on November 2, 1957 in Norwalk, Connecticut).

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Norma S. Davis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2225
Scope and Contents 7 Hollinger boxes of research notes. 1 carton video and audio tapes, CDs, research findings, library listings, photographs
Dates: 1901-2000

Diaries, address books, and business records, 1917-1942

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains an address and memo book, diaries, and financial records, dated 1917 to 1942.
Dates: 1917-1942

Materials for projected autobiography, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains materials and documents relating to Mahonri Mackintosh Young's preparations to write an autobiography. Undated.
Dates: date of production not identified

Materials for projected autobiography, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 3
Scope and Contents Family members have a memory of Mahonri jotting down thoughts and arranging and rearranging earlier notes for the purpose of writing his life story. Mahonri’s material is arranged in alphabetical order with titles as he named the subjects. Material is undated.
Dates: date of production not identified

Miscellaneous, 1870-1956

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains photocopied art and sketchbooks, and notes and other ephemera relating to the work of Mahonri Mackintosh Young for various purposes in various places. Materials date from 1870 to 1956.
Dates: 1870-1956

Newspaper clippings about Young's life and career, 1898-1957

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 6
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings on Mahonri Mackintosh Young's life and carreer, dated 1898 to 1957.
Dates: 1898-1957

Personal items, 1907-1955

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains drafts, certificates, and other writings, dated 1907 to 1955.
Dates: 1907-1955

Reference file-people, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 8
Scope and Contents Reference files on people collected by Mahonri Mackintosh Young containing images and articles on a wide variety of persons and subjects, including artists, authors, journalists, illustrators, cartoonists, sculptors, architects, and politicians, and on other topics. The folders in this series are identified by name rather than by folder number. Undated.
Dates: date of production not identified

Reference file-scrapbooks, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 7
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks contain images and articles collected by Mahonri Mackintosh Young on a wide variety of persons and subjects, including artists, authors, journalists, illustrators, cartoonists, sculptors, architects, politicians, and miscellaneous. Undated.
Dates: date of production not identified

Reference file-subjects, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 9
Scope and Contents Subject reference files collected by Mahonri Mackintosh Young, undated.
Dates: date of production not identified