Augusta Savage : Renaissance Woman
'A welcome addition to the scant coverage of this important and influential American artist' - ARLIS/NA
Savage (1892-1962), 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.
- Author: Jeffreen M. Hayes
- Hardcover: 156 pages | 80 illustrations
- Date published: October 2018
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-1911282228
- Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 24.8 cm