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John Alexander Logan
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.
Undetermined number of items including one signed letter by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, dated Jan. 7, 1897, regarding the John Alexander Logan monument.
Biographical Historical Note
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor. Following the death in 1886 of war hero and political figure John Alexander Logan, Saint-Gaudens was commissioned to create the figure for an equestrian monument in Logan’s honor on Chicago’s lakefront, for which Alexander Phimister Proctor sculpted the horse. The monument was dedicated in 1897.