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An American Sculptor Who Made it BIG

Gutzon Borglum, the son of Mormon pioneers, trained in Paris at the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Artes. By the age of 30 he was gaining fame for both his paintings and sculptures across Europe.

In the early 1900s, Borglum established a studio in New York City where his bronzes were added to the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He began accepting commissions for bronze busts and statuary for churches, government agencies, and corporations.