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- 156 pages : illustrations (some color); 29 cm
- Exhibition catalogs.
- 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.
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-154) and index.
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- Sc+ F 18-447
Hayes, Jeffreen M., author.
Augusta Savage : Renaissance woman / Jeffreen M. Hayes ; with contributions by Kirsten Pai Buick and Bridget R. Cooks ; and an introduction by Howard Dodson.
London, UK : GILES, an imprint of D Giles Limited, 2018.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-154) and index.
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.
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Gift to Schomburg.
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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