“Long lost and too-long neglected, the Gage Lincoln bronze is a haunting and powerful three dimensional portrait of the pre-White House Lincoln. On one level a skillful interpretation of the iconic life mask, it somehow conveys more than a mere mold, and invites us into Lincoln’s very essence.”

– HAROLD HOLZER, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. A prolific writer and lecturer, and frequent guest on television, Holzer served for six years (2010–2016) as Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. For the previous 10 years he co-chaired the U. S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (ALBC), appointed by President Clinton. President Bush awarded Holzer the National Humanities Medal in 2008. And in 2013, Holzer wrote an essay on Lincoln for the official program at the re-inauguration of President Obama. He is now co-chairman of The Lincoln Forum and a Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Order Mr. Holzer’s latest book about the Lincoln Memorial here: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French

“With Washburn University’s start as Lincoln College and Robert Merrell Gage’s representation in the Mulvane collection, the acquisition of the bronze mask of Abraham Lincoln by Gage presents a unique opportunity. It will remain forever as an important part of our permanent collection and as a tribute to the history and values of Washburn University.”

– Connie Gibbons, Director, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS

“The mask is stunning and a wonderful addition to our campus.”

– Bruce Mactavish
Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences, Washburn University


*All testimonials are uncompensated