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Young, Mahonri Mackintosh, 1877-1957

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1877 - 1957

Biography

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:

Research Files (oversized), date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 13
Scope and Contents

Contains Mahonri Mackintosh Young's research files on various artists and subjects, as well as audubon plates and their reprints, undated.

Dates: date of production not identified

Sears early Mormon artists photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233615886]
Identifier: MSS P 646
Scope and Contents

Sears early Mormon artists photographs, circa 1900-1950s collection contains 139 photographs and 46 negatives (in oversize negative drawer) of Jack Sears and his artwork, Mahonri Young's family and artwork, and Lee Greene Richards and his artwork.

Dates: approximately 1900-1959

Jack Sears papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1058
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, biographical notes, and an autobiographical sketch of the Mormon sculptor and artist, Mahonri M. Young. Many of the materials relate to Sears' research with the intention of writing a biography of Young. Much of the correspondence are letters from Young.

Dates: 1916-1968

Sketchbooks, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 12
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: date of production not identified

Sketchbooks: photocopies, date of production not identified

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 11
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: date of production not identified

Young family papers, 1872-1956

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence of the Young family, mainly between Mahonri Mackintosh Young and others. Also contains legal documents, a scrapbook, drafts, and other writings. Dated 1872 to 1956.

Dates: 1872-1956

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

Mahonri Young photographs, postcards, and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 82
Abstract

Mahonri Mackintosh Young (1877 to 1957) was a notable american artist and sculptor. He was a grandson of Brigham Young and designed many of Utah's well-known monuments, including "The Seagull" and "This is the Place".

Dates: approximately 1880-1950

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Archival Object 13
Collection 5
 
Subject
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History 14
Artists 11
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 11
Fine Arts 11
Latter Day Saint artists 11