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 Augusta Christine Fells Savage  (1892 - 1962)

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Lived/Active: New York/Florida      Known for: African-American portrait sculpture, educator

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BIOGRAPHY for Augusta Savage
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Birth
1892 (Green Cove Springs, Florida)
 
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1962 (New York City)

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New York/Florida

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An African-American sculptor who struggled with poverty and racist attitudes, Augusta Savage became a leading figure among African-American artists.  She was known for her skill with commissioned portrait sculptures, especially ones that emphasized racial identity and were identified with prominent persons in Harlem in New York City.  Later in her career, she focused more on ordinary people and the  integrity of their 'common' position in society.  Her mediums were bro (showing 500 of 6621 characters).



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