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LINCOLN, 2013 by Wayne Brezinka. Collage, mixed media & acrylic on canvas / 48 x 60 in., 4 ft x 5 ft

LINCOLN, 2013 by Wayne Brezinka. Collage, mixed media & acrylic on canvas

 

Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22am, April 15, 1865, one-hundred fifty years ago today. This portrait of the 16th President of the United States by contemporary artist Wayne Brezinka is currently on loan at the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., May 6, 2014 — May 6, 2015. Brezinka’s 4 ft x 5 ft portrait is part painting and part three-dimensional collage of cardboard, rope and several artifacts he collected from the 1860s.

Collage artist Wayne Brezinka spent two months gathering Civil War-era photos and newspapers to use in his mixed media Lincoln portrait. Image courtesy of Wayne Brezinka

Collage artist Wayne Brezinka spent two months gathering Civil War-era photos and newspapers to use in his mixed media Lincoln portrait. Image courtesy of Wayne Brezinka

 

Here’s a fascinating “video tour” of Wayne Brezinka’s “Lincoln”:

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