Collage, mixed media & acrylic on canvas / 48 x 60 in., 4 ft x 5 ft
This original portrait was on a 5-year loan for a temporary exhibition at the historic Ford’s Theatre and Museum in Washington, D.C. ending in 2017. It has recently been acquired by a private collector.
Prints available HERE
Among the items used in creating Lincoln are a patriotic envelope featuring the Constitution, tintype photographs (in Lincoln’s eyebrow, beard and bow-tie . . . ) A newspaper dated January 6, 1863 was used in creating one of the white stripes of the flag along with an 1862 page from Harper’s Weekly. Several photos of slaves were used to construct Lincoln's ear and the shadows around his eye and right cheekbone. A photograph of slaves picking cotton on a plantation has been fastened to the lower left portion of his jacket.