Note: Biography Millard Fillmore Malin (1891-1974) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1891. He was a prominent sculptor whose style was primarily realistic. Malin was one of Utah's most prominent sculptors. At the age of seventeen he had fulfilled an LDS mission to New Zealand, not knowing that he would return there as an artist. Malin began his study at the University of Utah where he met his lifetime friend and future associate, Edward O. Anderson, in 1912. Malin was a student of Edwin Evans from 1914 to 1915. Later, Malin quit school and went to work in order to earn money to study art in New York City. After arriving in New York in 1917, he found employment with, and studied under, Herman McNeil at the National Academy of Design. Malin later worked with Gutzon Borglum as an assistant on the Stone Mountain project in Georgia. Malin returned to Salt Lake City in the mid-1920s where he opened a studio with Anderson, who was an architect for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They collaborated on The Sugarhouse Pioneer Monument, which was completed in 1930. Malin also sculpted pieces for the temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Los Angeles, Switzerland, England, and New Zealand. Malin taught at the Utah Art Center from 1939 to 1940. Additionally, he, Calvin Fletcher and several other artists formed the Modern Artists of Utah. He died in Salt Lake City in 1974.
Scope and Content
The Millard F. Malin Papers (1923-1968) consist largely of materials concerning photographs of Malin's works as a sculptor, and a book he wrote and had published in 1965 titled <i>The Mystery of the Sun</i>. The emphasis of this book addresses the subject of solar phenomena. He became strongly intrigued about the nature of the sun in 1917, thus compelling him to write the above mentioned book. Original copies of the plates and figures illustrated in his book are included in the collection. There is biographic information contained in this collection, entitled, <i>Sketch of Art and Science</i>, which was written by Malin. Also, there is an extensive paper of the author's work in art and science, and sidelights of his book <i>The Mystery of the Sun</i>. A poem written by Malin is an inclusive part of his papers; it was published in the <i>Improvement Era</i>, an LDS Church periodical, around 1923. The last portion of this collection consists of some early articles written by Malin in 1926 and 1931, concerning gravity and solar energy; these publications are studies of the planetary system.
The Sugarhouse Monument:
Plaque A: (South Side) TO THE FOUNDERS OF A PIONEER INDUSTRY As a tribute to the heroic efforts of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Philip De La Mare, Elias Morris, Abraham O. Smoot and others who here laid the foundation of the beet sugar industry in the West from which event this immediate industrial and business center derives its name, this monument is erected. A.D. 1930
Plaque B: (North Side) SUGAR HOUSE MONUMENT Erected in recognition of the first effort made to manufacture beet sugar in western America. With dauntless perseverance through severe handships the machinery was brought from Liverpool, Eng. to this place where in 1853 the Sugar Mill was constructed. May the spirit of this courageous venture continue to characterize this community.
Plaque C:<b> Millard Fillmore Malin</b>, Sculpture Anderson & Young Architects Erected 1930 Dedicated 1934
Note: Millard MALIN Birth Date: 25 Oct 1891 Death Date: Mar 1975 Social Security Number: 529-12-8791 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Utah Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 84102 Localities: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Slc, Salt Lake, Utah
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