Courtesy: Coutesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Abraham Lincoln

Portland, Oregon

George Fite Waters (http://racc.org)

South Park Blocks, SW Park Ave. and SW Madison St., Portland, Oregon, 97201
Administrator:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Owner:  City of Portland
Date:  1926
Placement:  parks (recreation areas)
Collection:  Regional Arts & Culture Council
Artwork Type:  sculpture (visual work)
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  George Water's sculpture of Abraham Lincoln depicts the president during his Civil War years, somberly reflecting the divided state of the Union. The sculpture was the last gift donated to the city of Portland by Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, who donated numerous sculptures including "George Washington" "Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider," and "Joan of Arc" with a vision to beautify the city. The piece was cast at the famous foundry of Claude Valsuani in France on Lincoln's birthday in 1927. George Waters, born in San Francisco, studied at the Art Students League in New York and later under Rodin in Paris. His works can be found internationally.
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