GUTZON BORGLUM: Artist and Patrict by Willadene Price

GUTZON BORGLUM: Artist and Patrict

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There is very little material available on Gutzon Borglum, the Danish sculptor famous here for creating a variety of unique monuments to American Presidents and other outstanding people. The result of the author's collaboration with Lincoln Borglum, Gutzon's son, is a somewhat dry if factually accurate biography. Gutzon Borglum was born in Denmark and emigrated to this country as a boy. He began sculpting by fashioning figures in marble and later building memorials in various cities. His unique conception of building monuments into mountains failed first on Stone Mountain but succeeded later when he set the faces of four Presidents into the stone of Mount Rushmore. The author concentrates in detail on the achievements of Borglum's career without any dramatic flair. The book is an interesting piece of research for Limited market.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1961
Publisher: Rand McNally