Augusta Christine Savage

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Augusta Savage in her Harlem studio (probably 1934)

Augusta Christine Savage (born February 29, 1892 in Green Cove Springs as Augusta Christine Fells, † March 26, 1962 in New York City ) was an American sculptor and fighter against racism .

life and work

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She is considered the most important female sculptor of the Harlem Renaissance . Her work as a sculptor, of which very few have survived, was more and more replaced in the course of her life by her commitment to her Afro-American fellow citizens, which culminated in 1939 with the establishment of the first black gallery in New York City.

Individual evidence

  1. Augusta Savage - Civil Rights Activist, Sculptor - Biography (English)
  2. ^ Augusta Savage | American sculptor and educator | Britannica (English)
  3. Augusta Christine Fells Savage (1892-1962) - Find a Grave Memorial