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Augusta Savage - Renaissance women

By: Hayes, Jeffreen M. Dodson, Howard(Introduction by) Buick, Kirsten Pai(Contributions by) Cooks, Bridget R.(Contributions by)

1911282220 / 9781911282228
Hardback
23/10/2018
Stock expected by 30/07/2021
United Kingdom
29 cm 156 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at Cummer Museum, 12th October, 2018- 7th April, 2019, New York Historical Society Library and Museum, 3rd May-28th July, 2019, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, 24th August-8th December, 2019 and the Dixon Gallery & Gar

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.

BIC:

ACX History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, AFKB Sculpture, AGB Individual artists, art monographs

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