was one of the most productive sculptors of his time. His
many monumental works include The Minute Man in
Concord, Massachusetts, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln
that dominates the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
built his reputation by completing portrait commissions
for prominent New Yorkers. He subsequently built a
tremendous reputation based on his monumental depictions
of several Civil War heroes. He is also responsible for
one of the rarest and most valuable of all U.S. coins.