Temporary Lincoln artwork on display at ALPM


The works of an Illinois artist depicting Abraham Lincoln's journeys as a lawyer traveling the circuit are now on temporary display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield.

Artist Don Pollack has assembled 33 of his Lincoln works which include landscapes, portraits and maps which he calls "the Lincoln project".

Pollack says the paintings serve as a personal narrative of the 16th president and reveals his complexity. 

"This is a portrait of a person who kind of masqueraded as an ordinary man," Pollack said. "A central Illinois person and he was real. He walked through these spaces, but changed our lives incredibly." 

Pollack will meet with visitors in the museum's gallery from noon until 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8.

The exhibit is part of the Presidential library and museum's observance of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial. 

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