President Abraham Lincoln was the subject of numerous portraits and monuments made both during his lifetime and posthumously.
Thomas Hicks was an American portrait painter who created the first painted portrait of Lincoln, commissioned for Lincoln’s first presidential campaign.
Leonard Wells Volk was a Chicago sculptor best known for his portrait busts of Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. Volk was the only sculptor to make a life mask of Lincoln, and several months later he made a cast of Lincoln’s hands. Volk was active in promoting art in Chicago.
Alexander Hesler was an American photographer, active in Illinois and noted for making photographic portraits of Abraham Lincoln without his beard.
The Standing Lincoln is a 12-foot bronze sculpture designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens beginning in 1884; it was dedicated in 1887. It is located at the southern end of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois, within an exedra designed by architect Stanford White.