Augustus Saint-Gaudens

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Birthday
1, 1848
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1907 (59)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1848
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1907 (59)

About

Irish-born American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation who was seen as embodying the ideals of the American Renaissance.

Before Fame

He was apprenticed to a cameo-cutter and took art classes at the Cooper Union and the National Academy of Design.

Trivia

He referred to his early relief portraits as "medallions" and created a $20 gold coin for the US Mint.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Fisher Nichols.

Associated With

He made a bust of William Tecumseh Sherman.