Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1867-03-25
Death 1941-03-06
Americans

Biographical notes:

Sculptor.

From the description of Gutzon Borglum letters to John A. Stewart, 1914 and [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122515632

American, 1867-1918.

From the description of John Ruskin, Seated [sculpture]. [19--] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906576

Artist, author, and sculptor. Full name: John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum.

From the description of Gutzon Borglum papers, 1895-1960 (bulk 1912-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77110808

Sculptor; Texas and mid-west.

Brother of Solon Borglum, also a sculptor. Gutzon is most famous for carving the portraits of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.

From the description of Gutzon Borglum collection, 1926-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82380397

Biographical Note

  • 1867, Mar. 25: Born near Bear Lake, Idaho
  • 1890 - 1893 : Studied art in Europe
  • 1909: Married Mary Williams Montgomery
  • 1912: Helped organize the Association of American Painters and Sculptors
  • 1912 - 1916 : Active in Progressive Party politics
  • 1915 - 1925 : Worked on Stone Mountain, Ga., Confederate memorial
  • 1916: Initiated investigation of United States military aircraft production
  • 1927 - 1941 : Worked on Mount Rushmore sculpture, Black Hills, S. Dak.
  • 1941, Mar. 6: Died, Chicago, Ill.

From the guide to the Gutzon Borglum Papers, 1895-1960, (bulk 1912-1941), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Freemasonry
  • Law in art
  • Sculptors
  • Memorials--Georgia
  • Indians of North America
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Presidents--Monuments
  • Justice in art
  • Sculpture
  • Art, American
  • Sculpture, American
  • Memorials--South Dakota
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies
  • World War, 1914-1918--United States--Equipment and supplies
  • Military aeronautics equipment industry
  • Memorials
  • Presidents--Monuments--United States
  • Indians of North America--South Dakota
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Aeronautics--Societies, etc
  • Highway planning

Occupations:

  • Sculptors
  • Authors
  • Artists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Dakota (as recorded)
  • Stone Mountain Memorial State Park (Ga.) (as recorded)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.) (as recorded)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (S.D.) (as recorded)