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American sculptor of Danish descent, born at Bear Lake, Idaho. In the 1890s he worked in Paris (where he studied at the *Académie Julian) and London, then settled in New York in 1902. He made his name with large-scale public works, notably the statues of the twelve Apostles for the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York (1905), and a six-ton marble head of Abraham Lincoln (1908) for the US Capitol in Washington.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)