University Museums

Title: Abraham Lincoln
Name: Portrait Bust
Date: 1950
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.
Classification: Sculpture
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.
Location: Iowa State University, Morrill Hall
Object Number: U82.133
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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.