Chesterwood Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts

The country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French

A one hour tour of Chesterwood — the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French’s daughter, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973). Inspired by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills, French purchased the Marshall Warner farm in 1896. During the month of May, he left his permanent home and studio in New York for six months and moved with his family to Chesterwood, where he continued to work on over 200 public and private commissions. Many of French’s plaster sketches including models of his Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial are on view today in his Studio as well as in the permanent exhibit, Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision, in the Barn Gallery.

www.chesterwood.org

CONTACT

Lisa Reynolds, Office Manager, 413 298 3579, chesterwood@nthp.org, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, MA


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