Born February 29~ Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage (February 29, 1892-March 27, 1962) was an American sculptor and a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Gwendolyn Knight by Augusta Savage
1934-35 / Painted plaster / 18 1/2″x8 1/2″x9″ / Seattle Art Museum, WA

Augusta Savage on Artnet:

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2 thoughts on “Born February 29~ Augusta Savage

  1. What an extraordinary talent! From the wikipedia biography: “My father licked me four or five times a week,” Savage once recalled, “and almost whipped all the art out of me.”[5] Thank you for introducing me to this fascinating and resilient woman. I am looking forward to learning more about her. 🙂

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