Idea: Recast Augusta Savage’s 1939 Worlds Fair Sculpture

harpAs teenager and young woman, Augusta Christine Savage lived and worked in West Palm Beach in the early 20th Century.  With the help of local poet George Currie, she was admitted to Cooper Union in NYC and soon her sculptures became a part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. For the 1939 world fair, she was commissioned to create a sculpture..  The magnificent work was lost, but bronze “souvenirs” are still in existence.

LETS RECAST THE ORIGINAL SCULPTURE FOR WEST PALM BEACH

Lift Every Voice and Sing, August Savage, 1939
Lift Every Voice and Sing, Augusta Savage, 1939
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Augusta Savage

Thanks to palmbeachpast.org.  Click Here to Read the Full Story about the Artist

Augusta Savage sculpture at the Norton Museum of Art.  Permanent Collection.

Augusta Savage
Augusta Savage

Savage Book (1)In 2009, Lee and Low Books published a children’s book on the early life of Augusta Savage.   Text by Alan Schroeder.  Illustrations by JaeMe Bereal.

JaeMe Bereal illustration of Savage winning art award at Palm Beach fair
JaeMe Bereal illustration of Savage winning art award at Palm Beach fair

 

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