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Gutzon Borglum

 (1867 - 1941)
Gutzon Borglum was active/lived in New York, South Dakota, California, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois.  Gutzon Borglum is known for Historical figure portrait sculpture, monumental public art.

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Biography   Gutzon Borglum


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Born in Bear Lake, Idaho in a log house, Gutzon Borglum is best known as the large-scale portrait sculptor of the heads of presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  This project on which he worked, 1927 to 1941, cost the United States Government $989,000.00 and was called "sculpture with dynamite" (Samuels 58) because he blasted stone within inches of the final carving. The last day of work on the presidential heads was October 31, 1941, shortly after Borglum's death the preceding March and just before the United States entered World War II. 

On the Mount Rushmore project, the nose of President Washington is 20 feet long, and the overall heigh   ...  Displaying 750 of 7683 characters.

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