AUGUSTA SAVAGE

AUGUSTA SAVAGE

Born February 29, 1892, Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

Died March 27, 1962, New York, NY

  • Sculptor; leading artist of the Harlem Renaissance

  • Known for her sculpted portraits of in uential African Americans such as W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey

  • Became the rst African American member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors

  • Opened the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts which evolved into the Harlem Community Art Center, a community space that made art instruction accessible