Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage, born Augusta Christine Fells (February 29, 1892 – March 26, 1962) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher and her studio was important to the careers of a rising generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts.

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Augusta Savage - Legacy
... The Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, a Baltimore, Maryland public high school, is named in her honor ... A biography of Augusta Savage intended for younger readers has been written by author Alan Schroeder ... In Her Hands The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage was released in September 2009 by Lee and Low, a New York publishing company ...

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