Friday, June 3, 2016

Brigham Morris Young - Madam Pattirini

 Morris is the son of Brigham Young and Margaret Pierce. He served a mission to Hawaii and started the Young Men's program for the LDS church.  Shortly after returning from his second mission with his wife Armeda Snow, a daughter of Lorenzo Snow, and his son Lorenzo Snow Young, Morris began publicly performing as a cross-dressing opera singer under the pseudonym Madam Pattirini. Apparently she had an amazing falsetto. Madame Pattirini preformed in wards and stakes throughout Utah.  I find it interesting that the church welcomed her in their buildings and  enjoyed her performances.  This is an acrylic painting on a 36x20 wood canvas, made by my very talented husband.  

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