Mark Cole Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
In these teacher materials, and during the videoconference, students will learn about New York City in the 1920s and discover the art, literature, and music produced by African Americans living in
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 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2003.40
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.
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