Untitled by Mahonri Young
A native of Salt Lake City, and the grandson of Morman leader Brigham Young, Mahonri began his career as a self-taught artist under the direction of Harwood. Young attended the Art Student's League in New York City in 1899, where he would later return to teach during the Depression, and then studied in Paris at the Julian, Colarossi, and Delecluse academies. Mahonri was a talented artist in a variety of mediums; he completed approximately 120 sculptures, 300 etchings, 1500 watercolors, more than 100 oil paintings, and thousands of sketches. In 1948, Young was elected to full membership of the National Academy of Design in New York and spent the remaining ten years of his life as a revered elder statesman of the arts. Signed lower right.
Dimensions: 8 x 14 in.