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 Mahonri MacKintosh Young  (1877 - 1957)

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Lived/Active: New York/Utah/Connecticut      Known for: portrait and figure sculpture, Indians

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BIOGRAPHY for Mahonri Young
1877 (Salt Lake City, Utah)
1957 (Norwalk, Connecticut)

New York/Utah/Connecticut


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portrait and figure sculpture, Indians

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Olympic Artists
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Mahonri Young is best known as a sculptor and painter of religious subjects and in New York City for sculpture and paintings of of boxers and laboring people.  In America he was one of the early sculptors of genre figures, that is everyday people going about their everyday lives. He introduced these social realist subjects in 1904, and this focus on non-lofty subjects has been perceived as a threat to the Beaux Arts style that had been prevalent because of (showing 500 of 8984 characters).

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