Augusta Savage

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Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Mar 26, 1962 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Mar 26, 1962 (70)

About

Harlem Renaissance sculptor who served as an advocate for equal rights. Some of her notable works are called Gamin, W.E.B. Dubois, and Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Before Fame

She had early success molding clay structures at a booth at the Palm Beach County Fair in Florida, earning the substantial amount of $175 for her work.

Trivia

She was the first African-American accepted into the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors in 1934.

Family Life

She was very briefly married to James Savage before marrying Robert Lincoln Poston in 1923.

Associated With

Jacob Lawrence was a student of hers at the Savage Studio of Arts and Crafts.