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Augustus Saint-Gaudens

 (1848 - 1907)
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was active/lived in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts / France.  Augustus SaintGaudens is known for portrait and figure sculpture, monuments.

Biography   Augustus Saint-Gaudens


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Born in Dublin, Ireland, Augustus Saint-Gaudens became one of the more famous American sculptors of the late 19th century and was associated with a period called The Gilded Age. He brought the Beaux Arts style to America, as he had studied in Italy and France, where he had had rigorous training which included model classical subjects from plaster casts. A work for which he is particularly known is the monumental statue "Diana," a gilded copper weathervane for the top of the Madison Square Garden Tower in New York City. Thirteen feet high, it was installed in 1894.

He came to New York City as an infant and his father became a shoemaker. At age thirteen, Augustus apprenticed to a cameo cutter and then studied art at Cooper Union and th   ...  Displaying 750 of 16817 characters.

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