Augusta Savage

Feb 29, 1892 - Mar 27, 1962

Augusta Savage was an American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. She was also a teacher whose studio was important to the careers of a generation of artists who would become nationally known. She worked for equal rights for African Americans in the arts.
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“From the time I can first recall the rain falling on the red clay in Florida. I wanted to make things. When my brothers and sisters were making mud pies, I would be making ducks and chickens with the mud.”

Augusta Savage
Feb 29, 1892 - Mar 27, 1962

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