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~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 200 of stories & 2,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2021 marks the 155th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!   ~~ CHECK it OUT!

DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???

Feb
26

MacNeil Month 2022 ~ “Pillar #3″ ~

By

Hermon Atkins MacNeil

MacNeil Month has FOUR Pillars: 

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The Smithsonian Institute archives contain this photo of MacNeil’s Lincoln standing.

  Abraham Lincoln

is “Pillar #3

Born on February 12, 1809

& Sculpted by

Hermon Atkins MacNeil

in 1914″

MacNeil’s “Lincoln Lawyer” Bust was modeled from a now extinct piece known as the

Standing Lincoln

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The Smithsonian Institute Archives contain the photo (at right) of a plaster statue of Abraham Lincoln made by Hermon MacNeil for a competition in 1914 sponsored by the Art Commission of Illinois seeking a statue for the City of Springfield, Illinois.

MacNeil’s entry did not win the competition, but he later adapted the piece into a bust.  He then duplicated it into eight (8) castings made at Roman Bronze Works in NYC

MacNeil’s original plaster statue of Lincoln (standing) very likely has been lost to the ages.  He sculpted it in 1914 for a competition of the Art Commission of Illinois.  They sought a statue for the City of Springfield.  After the commission chose another sculpture, MacNeil worked with Roman Bronze Works to cast 8 Lincoln busts from the original standing  Lincoln. 

The story of MacNeil’s adaptation of his “Standing Lincoln” plaster into the “Lincoln Lawyer” bust can be found by clicking below:

MacNeil’s “Lincoln Lawyer” Bust modeled from Standing Lincoln

Many of those “Lincoln Lawyer” busts have been located and documented here on HAM ( https://hermonatkinsmacneil.com/ )  

POSTINGS OF HERMON MacNEIL’s “LINCOLN LAWYER”

 

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~ Pillars Three & Four consist of ~     (2 Birthdays and 2 US Presidents that Hermon sculpted had February Birthdays)

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WHAT YOU FIND HERE.

Here is ONE place to go to see sculpture of Hermon A. MacNeil & his students. Located in cities from east to west coast, found indoors and out, public and private, these creations point us toward the history and values that root Americans.

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2. Take close up photos of details that you like
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