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The Angel of Death and the Sculptor, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Martin Milmore Memorial.
The Angel of Death and the Sculptor, a sculptured relief by Daniel Chester French

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American Sculptor Daniel Chester French Was Born
April 20, 1850

After studying art in Europe, French returned to Washington, D.C., where he opened his own studio. There, he created more ambitious work such as the impressive General Lewis Cass for the U.S. Capitol in 1888. By the turn of the 20th century, French was America's leading monumental sculptor. Next time you see the statue in the Lincoln Memorial or The Minute Man, you'll know who created those famous American artworks. Share your new knowledge with your family.
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