This unique collection of images of Abraham Lincoln portrays one of America’s greatest figures from an artist’s point of view. Brief historical narratives help us view this multidimensional man with new appreciation. Encounters with Lincoln: Images and Words stirs our imagination and is a reminder of the inspiring legacy of our beloved sixteenth president.
Thomas Trimborn’s pictures beautifully reflect many of the moods and character traits that made Abraham Lincoln unique, and that few artists have dared to imagine. He has captured Lincoln moving beyond the constraints of photographic models and uses his own knowledge and appreciation to fill in the blanks.
—Harold Holzer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thomas J. Trimborn’s Encounters with Lincoln is not only a work of art that is both sensitive and attractive, but a penetrating description of the man Lincoln. It is an outstanding contribution to the study of Abraham Lincoln and should find its way into every library—including our schools’.
—Frank J. Williams, The Lincoln Forum
What makes this volume unique is the juxtaposition of the written word with the author’s accompanying artwork. Few authors have the ability to both tell the Lincoln story and illustrate it. The reader’s understanding is significantly enhanced by the evocative images, including the laughing Lincoln, the melancholy Lincoln, and even the president’s famous stovepipe hat. This absolutely delightful volume is especially timely as we approach the bicentennial commemoration of Lincoln’s birth.
—Thomas R. Turner, The Lincoln Herald