Medium: Bedford limestone
Dimensions: 28 x 11 1/2 x 13 in. (71.1 x 29.2 x 33 cm)
Marks: Christian Petersen, Sculptor and Artist-in-residence at Iowa State, 1934-1955.
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from WOI-TV. In the Christian Petersen Art Collection, Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Iowa State University, Morrill Hall
Abraham Lincoln, sculpted from Bedford Stone by Iowa State artist-in-residence, Christian Petersen, reveals the deep admiration Petersen held for the sixteenth President of the United States. During Petersen's career he created a series of thoughtful and unusual Lincoln sculptures. The degree of accuracy and insight leads the audience to believe Petersen studied Lincoln in great detail.