Solon Borglum was born in Utah and spent most of his childhood on the Nebraska prairie where his father practiced medicine. He started out as a cowboy-rancher, but his older brother Gutzon, who sculpted Mount Rushmore, persuaded him to pursue art.
Due to the federal government shutdown, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery are closed; programs and events at the museum are also canceled.
At the age of five, Mahonri Young modeled his first clay sculptures while recovering from appendicitis.
Born in Oregon, 1952. Currently resides in Ogden, Utah. Since 1988 Brooks has been assistant professor and photography program coordinator at Weber State College, Ogden, Utah. A monograph, Sweet Medicine, will be published in 1992.
Robert Hudson grew up in rural Washington State and moved to San Francisco to attend college. Hudson was influenced by the city’s ceramic artists, whose brightly colored works combine traditional craft and sculpture.
Born into a family of Navajo weavers, Florence Riggs is now recognized as a leader in the contemporary pictorial weaving movement.