As the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts, Daniel Chester French
(1850-1931) is America's best-known sculptor of public monuments.
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
The Historic Artists' Homes and Studios is funded in part by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation through Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of sculptor Daniel Chester French
, best known for the sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
General readers, with little knowledge of the subject, will be heartened by this literary counterpart to Daniel Chester French
's statue of the Minuteman at the Old North Bridge.
At Graceland Cemetery in Chicago, for example, Marshall Field and the descendants of the department store founder are buried by a seated figure that bears a strong resemblance to another work of sculptor Daniel Chester French
: the statue of a seated President Abraham Lincoln in Washington.
Those words are inscribed at the base of The Minute Man statue by Daniel Chester French
, which stands at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts.
Likewise, as much as the drapery in these sculptures points to classical origins and Renaissance rebirth, it also emphatically speaks to the American beaux-arts tradition, specifically the sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens or Daniel Chester French
. Recall the swathed, shadowed head of the angel in the latter's Milmore Memorial, 1889-93, also known as The Angel of Death and the Sculptor, at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The cast of a mock-up of Daniel Chester French
's sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial has been installed in the visitor's reception area of One Grand Central Place (60 East 42nd Street), announced landlord Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.
Next up, and on a lighter note, is an interview with Donna Hassler about the works of Daniel Chester French
, the great American artist perhaps best known for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln housed at the Lincoln Memorial.
Sculpted by Daniel Chester French
, it was dedicated in 1908 to one of Worcester's leading citizens, who served his city, state and nation with distinction.
Have a nice day." However, I like to say, "The hands do have meaning, but the sculptor, Daniel Chester French
(who designed another statue that did include sign language), had another intention in mind.
THE SOURCE: "Sculptors of the American Renaissance: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French
" by James F.