augustus saint gaudens

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: HIS LIFE: CHRONOLOGY 1848 Born in Dublin, Ireland, March ist. Father, a Frenchman, came from Aspet in Haute-Garonne, Pyrenees, a few miles from the town of Saint-Gaudens. Mother, a native of Dublin. When Augustus, one of several children, was six months old the family emigrated to America. Lived for three months in Boston, then settled in' New York. 1861 At the age of thirteen Augustus was apprenticed to Louis A vet, cameo cutter, said to be the first man to cut cameos in the United States. 1864 Quarrelled with Avet and left his employment. 1864-7 Worked with Le Brehon, cameo cutter. Studied drawing at night during his apprenticeship—four years at Cooper Union, two years at National Academy of Design. Towards the close of this period he produced his first work, a portrait bust of his father. 1867 Went to Paris to study sculpture. Petite Ecole; aged nineteen. 1868-70 Paris. In 1868 he entered Jouffroy's studio in the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Self-supporting, working half his time at cameo- cutting. Mercie, a fellow-student; Falguiere and Saint Mar- ceau had just left. 1868 was the year of the Universal Exposition, when Paul Dubois exhibited his silvered bronze, Florentine Singer, which had been awarded the Medal of Honour in 1866. This work exercised a strong influence on contemporary sculptors and on Saint-Gaudens. Paul Dubois, who was nineteen years older than Saint-Gaudens, was one of his lifelong friends and admirers. 1870-2 Rome. On the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, Saint- Gaudens moved from Paris to Rome, where he remained for three years, associating with the French prize-men of the day, of whom Mercie was one. In Rome he produced the statues Hiawatha and Silence. He also experimented in painting, making studies of the Campagna. 1872 Returned to N...
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