This is Margaret French Cresson 1947 biography "The Life of Daniel Chester French - Journey Into Fame." It is a fascinating exploration of the life and work of Daniel Chester French not to be missed by those with an interest in this exceptional artist. Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931) was an American sculptor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is one of the most famous and prolific sculptors of that period, and is best known for designing the statue of Abraham Lincoln (1920) in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.. Other notable statues of his include: "Death and the Sculptor" (1893), Boston; "Architecture" (1901), Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, and "Republic," (1893), Chicago. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.