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Young, Mahonri Sharp, 1911-1996



  • Existence: 1911-1996

Mahonri Sharp Young (1911-1996) was an American art historian, writer, and museum director.

Mahonri Sharp Young was born on July 23, 1911 to Mahonri Mackintosh Young and Cecilia Sharp in New York. He wrote several books on art history, and also worked as the director of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, N.Y. and the Columbus Gallery of Fine Art in Ohio. On December 3, 1940, he married Rhoda Mitchell Salterthwaite. He died on June 16, 1996 in Long Island, New York, at the age of 84.

Citation, via WWW, September 14, 2020 (born on July 23, 1911 to Mahonri Mackintosh Young and Cecilia Sharp; wrote book son art history; director of Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and Columbus Gallery of Fine Art; died in Long Island, New York)., via WWW, September 14, 2020 (married Rhonda Mitchell Salterthwaite on December 3, 1940; died on June 16, 1996 at age 84)., via WWW, September 14, 2020 (born in New York).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mahonri M. Young papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4
Scope and Contents Correspondence, sketchbooks, research files, autobiographical files, scrapbooks, and news clippings. Also includes diaries, address and memorandum books, and financial records. Most letters were exchanged with family members and close friends. Primary correspondents included his son, Mahonri Sharp Young; his first wife, Cecilia Sharp Young; and Mary Lightfoot Tarleton, whom he met in Paris after Cecilia died in 1917. Research files include extensive information on other artists.
Dates: 1870-1957