French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

Alternative names
birth 1850‑04‑20
death 1931‑10‑07
VIAF, oac, LC, harvard, syru, uchic, WorldCat, nypl, nyu, aar, yale, umi, lc

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

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