French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

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Birth 1850-04-20
Death 1931-10-07

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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