Categories: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Gutzon Borglum was an American artist and sculptor famous for creating the monumental presidents' heads at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota; the famous carving on Stone Mountain near Atlanta; and other public works of art, including a head of Abraham Lincoln, exhibited in Theodore Roosevelt's White House and held in the United States Capitol Crypt in Washington, D.C.
John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, son of Jens Møller Haugaard Børglum, was born March 25, 1867 in St. Charles, Idaho Territory. He was trained in Paris where he met and was influenced by Auguste Rodin. Gutzon successfully competed for well known public projects. He may be best known for his Mount Rushmore project, worked on between 1927 and 1941.
He married Mary Montgomery Williams Borglum on 20 May 1909.
Borglum died in on 6 March 1941 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. His memorial has links to those of family members, photos and a biography.
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