Hard Cover, 285 pp. [Excerpt From front jacket flap] Solon Borglum leaped to the front as a sculptor in Paris at the turn of the Century, the period of America's emergence as a world power. In a very real sense Solon Borglum not only represents that moment in time, he embodies it. He was born in the West, lived there till manhood, moved to the East, was a living part of the subjects he depicted. When the critics studied his work, they saw something that went beyond the traditional and conventional in the realm of art. The name of Borglum in sculpture has become so synonymous with the creator of the four great heads of presidents on Mount Rushmore that the author is quick to point out that this book is not about that Borglum. It is about Gutzon's younger brother who signed his work "Solon H. Borglum." Solon Borglum was "probably the most original sculptor that this nation has produced. .... This is a story which stands among the fine biographies of our time. Exquisitely written, thoroughly researched, the life of Solon Borglum and his relations with his better known brother Gutzon, is a valuable addition to the recorded history of America in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It is by all odds a heartwarming story of one of America's greatest sculptors.
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Book Description Pequot Press, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110871061406