Waters, George Fite. Historic Sculpture: Abraham Lincoln. Bronze. 1927. 10 x 4 x 4 feet.
George Waters’ 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.
Courtesy of Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Artist Credit: George Fite Waters