Vinnie Ream: Lincoln's Young Sculptor video
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Vinnie Ream was the first woman and the youngest artist to ever receive a commission from the
United States Congress for a statue of the true-to-life marble figure of Abraham Lincoln that stands in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. The work and its artist generated a storm of controversy.
Miss Ream was given the coveted job over many experienced competitors in 1866 when the art prodigy
was only 18 years old. This video documentary presents Miss Ream's inspiring story and ardent
philosophy of life. It surveys the fantastic career of one of American history's most gifted women.
Based on the illustrated biography, A Labor of Love, by Glenn V. Sherwood.
The video program was uplinked to PBS affiliates in 2002 and was broadcast on some of them. It was on KRMA-TV
Denver March 30, 2002 and has appeared on other PBS affiliates such as KLCS Los Angeles, WNYE New York, KUED Salt Lake, among others.