|Lincoln the Lawyer|
by Lorado Taft
The artist, Lorado Taft became interested in art at the University of Illinois. His father was a professor of Geology, and as a fourteen year old boy, he help unpack, repair, and arrange the first sculpture collection at the University. He earned his bachelor's degree and his master's degree at the University of Illinois before going to study in Paris. He later became an instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago. He became very famous in his lifetime, and when the World's Fair came to Chicago in 1893, he became the superintendent of all the the sculpture for the exposition.
|Sculptor Lorado Taft|
Now I'd tell you more about Lorado Taft, the sculptor, but Lincoln the Lawyer isn't the only mark that Lorado Taft made here . . . in fact, there were several more. Great places for a fat guy to walk and describe to you in future installments of the series.