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Biography of John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum


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Borglum, John Gutzon de la Mothe. "Gutson Borglum." Sculptor, painter. Born in Idaho, March 25, 1867. Educated at public schools, Fremont and Omaha, NE, and St. Mary's College, KS. Studied art in San Francisco. Went to Paris, 1890; worked and studied in Academie Julien and Ecole des Beaux Arts. Exhibited as painter and sculptor in Paris Salon; in Spain, 1892; in California, 1893-94. Returned east. Was in London and in Paris from 1896-1901, in New York since 1902. Exhibited in London and Paris, 1896-1901. Held successful "one-man" exhibition in London. Received gold medal for sculpture at Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Sculptor for work on Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York. Work includes in painting: figures and animals, portraits and mural painting; in sculpture: figures, horses, and groups in bronze. Executed the gargoyles on the Princeton Dormitory, class of 1879 (about sixty devices).