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A perfect marriage of sculptor and subject

It’s a conundrum: the most instantly recognizable sculpture by an American – the colossal marble “Abraham Lincoln” reigning over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington – was created by an artist few people can name. Harold Holzer’s aims to correct this art history deficit. French, who lived from 1950-1931, was famously taciturn in public, so no previous full-fledged biography of him existed. Holzer writes that French was “a man

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