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Mahonri Macintosh Young

1877-1957

The grandson of Brigham Young, Mahonri Macintosh Young was an American sculptor and painter. Born in Salt Lake City, Young received his artistic training from James Taylor Harwood and subsequently studied at the Art Students League of New York around the turn of the century.

Like his first teacher, Young also trained at the famed Académie Julian in Paris where he focused on sculpture, the medium for which he is known today. Returning to the United States, Young eventually settled on the East Coast, although he continued to produce artworks depicting the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for several locations in Utah.

Among his best-known works are the Seagull Monument on Temple Square and This is the Place Monument, both located in Salt Lake City.