From left to right:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1905
Augustus Saint-Gaudens in front of a variation of the Amor Caritas sculpture, 1898.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens with finished clay model of Standing Lincoln, 1887

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), the most renowned American sculptor of his day, worked in New York, Paris, Rome and Cornish, New Hampshire. His outstanding works include major public commissions such as the Standing Lincoln in Chicago, the Farragut Monument and Sherman Monument in New York, the Shaw Memorial in Boston and the Adams Memorial in Washington.  He also produced cameo and bronze relief portraits of many notable individuals, and created the famous 1907 $20.00 gold piece.

Visit an online catalog of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ work. (This link will open the catalog in a new, separate window in your browser.)

Further reading:

Dryfhout, John H. The Work of Augustus Saint–Gaudens. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1982; reprint, 2008.

Duffy, Henry J., and John H. Dryfhout. Augustus Saint-Gaudens: American Sculptor of the Gilded Age. Washington, D.C.: Trust for Museum Exhibitions, 2003.

Greenthal, Kathryn. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Master Sculptor. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1985.

Saint-Gaudens, Homer, ed. The Reminiscences of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. 2 vols. New York: Century Co., 1913.

Tolles, Thayer. “Augustus Saint-Gaudens” in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 66, no. 4 (Spring, 2009).

Tolles, Thayer. “Augustus Saint-Gaudens,” Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, www.metmuseum.org.

Wilkinson, Burke. Uncommon Clay: The Life and Works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.