Arts: St. Gaudens' Lincoln

Augustus St. Gaudens' statue of Lincoln was found recently in the old Fine Arts Building in Jackson Park, Chicago, after lying forgotten for 15 years.

This statue was considered by St. Gaudens to be his masterpiece. It represented the labor of twelve years.

Augustus St. Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1848. After study in Paris and Rome, he opened a studio in New York in 1872. At his death in 1907 the statue of Lincoln was boxed up and put away in a basement. Trustees for a $100,000 fund, which was to...

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