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Guardian of the Union
Original - 30" x 22" (76.2cm x 55.9cm)
Private Collection

"Guardian of the Union" by Linda Southern © 2009
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Artist's Notes:

Walking up the steps to the Lincoln Memorial for the first time, I was momentarily speechless at my first look at the 19 foot statue of Lincoln inside. Never had the words carried so much weight as they did reading the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural Address inscribed on the walls inside. The impact of this visit has stayed with me resulting in several watercolors of Lincoln in attempts to share the experience. I think the feeling is best described by the words inscribed above the statue of Lincoln:

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.”

Paintings by Linda Southern

Architectural A View of Venice II  •  Capitol Decisions  •  Illumination's Gate
Morning Rose  •  Washington's Jewel  •  We The People
Iconography 4 Liberty  •  Face 2 Face  •  Unfinished...
Freedom's Price  •  The New King  •  En Guarde
Daddy's Boy  •  Venice Beauties  •  Shattered Opposition
Striving After Wind  •  Unmasked Joy  •  Fantasie Impromptu
Nature Autumn's Magnolia  •  Christmas Magnolia  •  Lilies of the Valley
Mexican Summer 1  •  Reflected Glory  •  A Memorable Fragrance
Glass Roses  •  Sunlit Serenity
Monuments Parisian Dreams  •  La Tour du Gardien
Lest We Forget  •  Mourning Dove
Gift of Liberty  •  The Silent Sentinel

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