Vinnie Ream

Year inducted: 2010

Born in Madison before Wisconsin even became a state, Vinnie Ream achieved national fame creating neo-classical sculptures of American politicians and military leaders. Trained under American sculptor Clark Mills, she became skilled in clay, plaster and bronze casting. She developed a life-long trademark on her work, which was a garland wreath of flowers. Her most famous work is a statue of Abraham Lincoln (1870), which was initially commissioned from her while still a teenager and completed after Lincoln’s assassination. It is housed in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC.

Works by Vinnie Ream