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Augusta Savage (February 29, 1892 – March 27, 1962) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
- I was a Leap Year baby, and it seems to me that I have been leaping ever since.
- On the trajectory of her life and career in “Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students” in NPR (2019 Jul 15)
- I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.
- On her students being her legacy in “Augusta Savage] in SAAM
- I hear so many complaints to the effect that Negroes do not take advantage of the educational opportunities offered them. Well, one of the reasons why more of my race do not go in for higher education is that as soon as one of us gets his head above the crowd there are millions of feet ready to crush it back again to that dead level of commonplace thus creating a racial deadline of culture in our Republic. For how am I to compete with other American artists if I am not to be given the same opportunity?
- On being denied a scholarship due to her race in “Sculptor Augusta Savage’s Towering Impact on the Harlem Renaissance” in Artnet (2019 Apr 5)
- He almost whipped the art out of me.
- On her strict father trying to hinder her artistic abilities in “Sculptor Augusta Savage Said Her Legacy Was The Work Of Her Students” in NPR (2019 Jul 15)