This Belarus-born American sculptor is well known for his many powerful working figures showing the strong social realism of his era, but his full-length Lincoln statue in Cleveland is by far his most famous. Item #46765
ALS, 1p, 7¼" X 10½", New York, NY, 5 March 1941. Address to noted Lincoln scholar Arnold F. Gates (1914-93). Near fine. Faint original folds. On imprinted "Studio of Max Kalish, A.N.A." letterhead, Kalish cordially sends "Thanks for your birthday wishes. It was kind of you to remember me," adding to this Cleveland born and raised resident, "Am pleased also that you like my Lincoln statue." Boldly penned in black ink and signed at the close. A superb example of this seldom seen autograph -- and referencing his most famous work to a Lincoln writer.