The Phippen Museum is especially proud to be the home of the Prescott Area Arts Trust’s collection, which includes sculptures, furniture, paintings and other objects and memorabilia from Solon H. Borglum’s life. A renowned sculptor from the late 1800's and early 1900's, Solon’s reputation as an artist was unfortunately eclipsed by his older brother, Gutzon Borglum, who designed Mount Rushmore. However, Solon’s realistic sculptures of Native Americans, cowboys, and North American wildlife won him tremendous accolades in 19th century Europe, and the title, Sculptor of the Prairie. In the early 20th Century, Solon began to focus on creating monuments like the bronze of Prescott’s Captain William "Bucky" Owen O’Neill Memorial, now more commonly referred to as the Rough Rider Monument.
Click here to see a video showcasing the Solon H. Borglum Collection with the Phippen's Board Chairman, Kevin Pitts.