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Without power tools or even a picture of Lincoln to use as a model, Frank Moran carved his personal vision of the former president from memories of images he had seen through his life. While the pose is reminiscent of Daniel Chester French’s 1920 marble sculpture in the Lincoln Memorial, the simple clothes, more youthful beardless face and simple kitchen chair are particularly fitting for Moran’s chosen medium of wood. Moran was a farmer, carpenter and a woodcarver from Vermont. He made chests, cabinets, chairs, and tables, as well as busts of Stalin, Hitler, Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt among others.
height 55 in, width 21 in, depth 23.5 in