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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusta_Savage

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

Augusta Savage on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/augusta-savage/

Further reading:
https://www.antiquetrader.com/art/augusta-savage-a-groundbreaking-artist
http://www.hasta-standrews.com/features/2021/2/24/augusta-savage-and-the-harlem-renaissance
https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/the-harp-augusta-savages-lost-masterpiece/

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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