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Augustus St. Gaudens Playground

2 Ave., E. 19 St. To E. 20 St.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was the preeminent sculptor of the Gilded Age of American art. He not only created some of the country’s finest landmarks but also helped to foster arts education and the collaboration between artists that flourished at the turn of the century. Soon after his birth in Dublin, Ireland on March 1, 1848, his family immigrated to Boston, eventually settling in New York. Saint-Gaudens was apprenticed to a cameo cutter at age 13, and began his artistic studies at Cooper Union with evening drawing classes. By 1866, he was studying full time at the National Academy of Design, where his teachers included the sculptor J.Q.A. Ward. He then completed his education at the École des Beaux Arts, where he became one of the first Americans to study sculpture formally in Paris.

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