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Augusta Savage : Renaissance woman

Title
Augusta Savage : Renaissance woman / Jeffreen M. Hayes ; with contributions by Kirsten Pai Buick and Bridget R. Cooks ; and an introduction by Howard Dodson.
Author
Hayes, Jeffreen M.
Publication
  • London, UK : GILES, an imprint of D Giles Limited, 2018.
  • ©2018

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TextBy appointment onlyAvailableSc Art F 18-236Schomburg Center - Art & Artifacts
TextUse in libraryRequestSc+ F 18-447Schomburg Center - Research & Reference

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Description
156 pages : illustrations (some color); 29 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Exhibition catalogs.
Note
  • This catalog accompanies the exhibition of the same name at Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville: October 12, 2018 to April 7, 2019; New York Historical Society Museums & Library: May 3-July 28, 2019; Palmer Museum of Art , Pennsylvania State University, August 24-December 8, 2019; Dixon Gallery & Gardens: January 19-March 22, 2020.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-154) and index.
Call Number
Sc+ F 18-447
ISBN
  • 9781911282228
  • 1911282220
  • 0915135183
  • 9780915135189
OCLC
1043435459
Author
Hayes, Jeffreen M., author.
Title
Augusta Savage : Renaissance woman / Jeffreen M. Hayes ; with contributions by Kirsten Pai Buick and Bridget R. Cooks ; and an introduction by Howard Dodson.
Publisher
London, UK : GILES, an imprint of D Giles Limited, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-154) and index.
Summary
This is a timely, visual, exploration of the fascinating life and lasting legacy of sculptor Augusta Savage (1892-1962), who overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination to become one of America's most influential twentieth-century artists. Her story is one of community-building, activism, and art education. Born just outside Jacksonville, Florida, Savage left the South to pursue new opportunities and opened a studio in Harlem, New York City, offering free art classes. She co-founded the Harlem Artists' Guild in 1935 and became the first director of the federally-supported Harlem Community Art Center. Through her leadership there, Savage played an instrumental role in the development of many artists: William Artis, Gwendolyn Knight, Gwendolyn Bennett, Norman Lewis, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Blackburn, Romare Bearden, among many others. This ground-breaking volume features fifty works by Savage, and those she mentored or influenced, as well as correspondence and period photographs.
Local Note
Gift to Schomburg.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Buick, Kirsten Pai, contributor.
Cooks, Bridget R., 1972- contributor.
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, host institution.
New-York Historical Society. Library, host institution.
Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University), host institution.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens, host institution.
Research Call Number
Sc+ F 18-447
Sc Art F 18-236
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