Artwork of the Week: August 4, 2019
Mahonri M. Young (1877-1957), Pines and Fisherman, oil on board, 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchase/gift of the Mahonri M. Young Estate.
Though Mahonri Young spent the majority of his long career in New York and Connecticut, he was always a Utah boy at heart and yearned for the mountains and streams of the Wasatch. Growing up in the burgeoning frontier of Salt Lake City, Mahonri recounted youthful days exploring the canyons, riding, and hunting. He explained, “My father was a devoted follower of rod and gun. This passion was inherited by all his sons … As a growing-up boy, practically all my thoughts were of fishing and hunting and camping.” We commemorate Mahonri’s birthday on August 9 with this impressionist-inspired scene of a canyon stream.
Visit In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young now open at the BYU Museum of Art!