Today is the day on which we remember the birth of a rather singular artist. Daniel Chester French was born Exeter, New Hampshire on this date 166 years ago. A sculptor, he received his first commission at the age of 23. But perhaps (perhaps!) he is best known for the work below… The figure of a seated Lincoln at his memorial in Washington D.C. has inspired generations of Americans, as well as peoples around the world. Your truly is included in those rather broad generalizations. Mr. French was rather prolific. If you look, you might find yourself closer to one of his works than you had known. Happy birthday, Mr. French … and thank you! Top image found here. Second image found here.