Daniel Chester French

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Birthday
20, 1850
Birthplace
Exeter, NH
Death Date
Oct 7, 1931 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1850
Birthplace
Exeter, NH
Death Date
Oct 7, 1931 (81)

About

Sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial statue of Lincoln in a chair, he was one of the most prolific American sculptors of the 19th century.

Before Fame

He spent a year studying sculpture in Florence, Italy with the sculptor Thomas Ball.

Trivia

He was one of the founding members of the National Sculpture Society.

Family Life

Daniel's parents were Anne Richardson and Henry Flagg French.

Associated With

He was a friend and neighbor of Ralph Waldo Emerson.