c. 1929

Augusta Savage

(American, 1892-1962)

Hand-painted plaster

Overall: 44.5 x 24.2 x 20.4 cm (17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2003.40

Fun Fact

A trailblazer, Savage was the first African American member of the National Association of Women Artists.


Savage's nephew was the model for this sculpture. While the title only identifies him as "gamin," the French word for a street urchin or a young scamp, the pronounced individuality of the subject leaves the impression that the sitter was well known by the artist.


The Artist's Nephew
A Proud Portrait
The Artist, Augusta Savage
Why Does This Sculpture Have a French Title?
What is This Sculpture Made From?
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