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Daniel Chester FRENCH

Male 1850 - 1931  (81 years)


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  • Name Daniel Chester FRENCH 
    Born 20 Apr 1850  Exeter, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Oct 1931  Stockbridge, Berkshire County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) "Daniel Chester French," Encyclopædia Brittanica, 2010, © 2010 Encyclopædia Brittanica, Inc.:

      Daniel Chester French, (b. April 20, 1850, Exeter, N.H., U.S. - d. Oct. 7, 1931, Stockbridge, Mass.), sculptor whose work is probably more familiar to a wider American audience than that of any other native sculptor.

      French's first important commission, which came from the town of Concord, Mass., was the statue "The Minute Man" (1875), commemorating the Concord fight 100 years earlier. It became the symbol for defense bonds, stamps, and posters of World War II. French's great marble, the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 1922. In the intervening 50 years he created a vast number of works on American subjects. Among these are the equestrian statues of General Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia and General George Washington in Paris; three pairs of bronze doors for the Boston Public Library; the "Standing Lincoln," Lincoln, Neb.; the statue of Ralph Waldo Emerson in the public library, Concord, Mass.; the "Alma Mater" at Columbia University; and the "Four Continents" at the New York City customhouse.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Daniel Chester French
      Birth: Apr. 20, 1850
      Death: Oct. 7, 1931

      Sculptor. His two most famous statues are the bronze "The Minuteman" (1875) in Concord, MA, and the marble statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC (1922).

      Family links: Spouse: Mary French (1859 - 1939)

      Burial: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

      Maintained by: Find A Grave
      Record added: Jan 01, 2001
      Find A Grave Memorial# 366
    Person ID I15349  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Henry Flagg FRENCH,   b. 14 Aug 1813, Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1885, Concord, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne RICHARDSON,   b. 26 Sep 1811, Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1856  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Oct 1838  Chester, Rockingham County, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Adams FRENCH,   b. 1859,   d. 1939  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1888 
    Children 
     1. Margaret FRENCH,   b. 3 Aug 1889, Concord, Middlesex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F6898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart