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Augusta Savage: Art & Artifacts

Guide to the Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage.

Art and Artifacts

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has the largest collection of work by Augusta Savage in a public institution. The collection of sculpture in the Art and Artifacts Division surveys art created mostly by African-American artists with strong representation of works executed during the Harlem Renaissance period (1919-1929).  Another collection strength emphasize artwork created during the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) period (1934-1943).

For additional resources on Augusta Savage you may consult our Artist Files.

  • Sc Artist Files - Primary resources and miscellaneous material compiled by the Art and Artifacts division of the Schomburg Center.

Augusta Savage Sculpture in the Art and Artifacts Division

The "SC" number designate is the accession number. An accession number is an unique identifier assigned to an item that carries important information about the item such as the year the item came into the collection.

  • SC.X.026 Richard Harrison, plaster, 21"H x 14"W x 11"D
  • SC.42.001 Gamin, ca.1930, Bronze, 16.5"H x 8.25" W x 6"D
  • SC.42.001.2 James Weldon Johnson, n.d. Plaster, 17"H x 9" W x 9.5" D
  • SC.42.001.3 The Pugilist, 1942, Bronze, 9"H x 4 " W x 3.5" D
  • SC.86.004.1 Garden Figure, 1942, Hydrostone Plaster over metal armature, 20.75" H x 13.25" W x 16" D
  • SC.86.004.2 Head of Minerva, 1945, Clay, 22" H x 17.5" W x 13" D
  • SC.86.004.3 Bas Relief of Female Dancer, 1959, Plaster, 18"H x 12" W x 2.75" D
  • SC.86.004.4 Portrait of a Young Boy, ca. 1930's, Plaster & Pigment, 9.75" H x 3" D
  • SC.86.004.5 Bust of a Female, ca. 1930's, unchased cast bronze, 5.75" H x 4.75" W x 3.5" D
  • SC.86.004.6 Gamin, 1929, Plaster, 8.5" H x 6" W x 3.5" D
  • SC.86.004.7 Lenore, 1935, Plaster & Pigment, 7.25" H x 6" W x 4" D 
  • SC.86.004.8 Lift Every Voice and Sing, 1939, Bonded Bronze, 11" H x 9.25" W x 3.75" D
  • SC.86.004.9  The Pugilist, 1942, Plaster, 9" H x 4" W x 3.25" D
  • SC.86.004.10 Dr. Walter Gray Crump, 1940, Plaster, 17" H x 9.5" W x 10" D
  • SC.86.006 Robert Pious, n.d., Plaster painted red, 21.5" H x 13" W x 10" D
  • SC.92.005 Laughing Boy, 1932, Marble, 12.5" H x 12.5" W x 6.25" D 
  • SC.92.006 Reclining Nude, 1932, Bronze, 9.25" H x 18" W x 10" D
  • SC.98.002 Reclining Nude, n.d, Plaster, 9.25" H x 18" W x 10" D
  • SC.04.001.1 St. Martin De Porres, n.d.,Painted Plaster, 12" H x 9" W x 9" D
  • SC.09.001 Genevieve Nelson, 1958, Plaster, 20" H x 13" W x 9" D

Painting in the Collection

PA.X.063 Laborer, 1934, water color, 15.5" x 11.25"