Webster’s Dictionary defines fine art as 1: art (such as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects and 2: an activity requiring a fine skill. One cannot discuss the history of fine art and fine art skill without diving into the life and work of Green Cove Springs native Augusta Savage.
Augusta Savage (1892 – 1962) was an American sculptor best known for her work during the Harlem Renaissance. An art teacher as well, she worked with budding artists of her time while also working for equal rights for African Americans in the arts throughout her lifetime.
Please refer to the following resources for more information about her inspirational life and her generational talent that eclipsed all gender and race boundaries of her day.