Monica Borglum (b.1903 d. 1997)
Daughter of Solon Borglum, Wilton, Connecticut
Interviewer: Robert F. Brown
Interview with Monia Borglum Davies, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Wilton, Connecticut, on May 9, 1990; November 29, 1990; and August 27, 1990. Davies speaks of childhood memories in Silvermine, Connecticut; her father, sculptor Solon H. Borglum, and her mother Emma Vignal. She recalls their artist friends, including Daniel Putnam Brinley and Addison Millar; her father's candid personality; her mother's family, which took in young American artists in Paris as boarders, including her father and Alphaeus Cole; Paul Manship as her father's student; tensions between the Solon and Gutzon Borglum families; Borglum's service with the YMCA in France 1918-19; his establishment of schools for American sculptors in Paris and New York, 1920-22 (School for American Sculpture); purchase of large figurative works by St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, NYC; sudden death of her father and support received by the family from friends.
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