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