• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home


    National Historic Site New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens and Abraham Lincoln

Augustus Saint-Gaudens with finished clay model of his statue "Abraham Lincoln the Man"
This year the National Park Service celebrates the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and certain parks are highlighting their connections to the 16th president. For a complete list of National Park Service sites with Lincoln connections please go to www.nps.gov/pub_aff/Lincoln200

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a great admirer of Lincoln and created two monuments to the fallen president. A special exhibit and tour at the park features these two sculptures. A new, free booklet details the history and development of the monuments, as well as other connections between Saint-Gaudens and Lincoln.

Did You Know?

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an artistic advisor for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Calling it the greatest gathering of artists since the Renaissance, he designed the obverse of the Fair’s commemorative medallion.