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Saint-Gaudens, Augustus (1848–1907). Sculptor 

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Ann Lee Morgan

The foremost American sculptor by the time he was about thirty, he created several of the period’s most imposing public monuments. He also produced many small-scale works, including several dozen noteworthy relief portraits. Usually cast in bronze, his naturalistic yet elegant, technically adroit pieces seamlessly fuse real and ideal in refined detail, fluid contours, texturally variegated surfaces, and shadows contrasting with highlights.... ...

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