French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1850-04-20
Death 1931-10-07
Americans

Biographical notes:

Sculptor and artist.

From the description of Daniel Chester French papers, circa 1848-1968 (bulk 1911-1945). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450719

Sculptor; New York, N.Y. and Glendale, Mass.

From the description of Daniel Chester French letters, 1908-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122648173

Biographical Note

  • 1850, Apr. 20: Born, Exeter, N.H.
  • 1875: Dedication of French's first commissioned sculpture, “The Minute Man of Concord”
  • 1875 - 1876 : Studied and worked on sculpture, Florence, Italy
  • 1884: Carved the seated bronze figure of John Harvard
  • 1888: Married Mary Adams French (died 1939) Established a home and studio, New York, N.Y.
  • 1892: Received award for his statue, “Dr. Gallaudet and His First Deaf-Mute Pupil,” at the Paris Salon, Paris, France
  • 1912: Executed standing figure of Abraham Lincoln for the city of Lincoln, Nebr.
  • 1912 - 1915 : Chairman, National Commission of Fine Arts
  • 1920: Completed statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • 1931, Oct. 7: Died, Stockbridge, Mass.

From the guide to the Daniel Chester French Papers, circa 1848-1968, (bulk 1911-1945), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Memorials--Washington (D.C.)
  • Statues--Washington (D.C.)
  • Memorials
  • Statues
  • Art--American (?)--Reproductions
  • Sculptors
  • Arts
  • Sculptors--Interviews
  • Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Art, American
  • Sculpture, American
  • Sculpture

Occupations:

  • Artists
  • Sculptors

Places:

  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)