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Hugh Samson letters regarding Augusta Savage, 1989

Creator:
Samson, Hugh
Subject:
Hart, Clyde
Savage, Augusta
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters from Hugh Samson to Clyde Hart regarding sculptor Augusta Savage, written in response to Hart's query in the New York Times for information for a proposed biography on Savage (never realized). Samson recalls his friendship with Savage in New York in the late 1930s; her experiences as a black woman artist and the racism she encountered; her studio in Harlem; and her eventual decline into obscurity.
Citation:
Hugh Samson letters regarding Augusta Savage, 1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Patron; San Francisco, California. Died ca. 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Lawson Rosenberg, Hugh Samson's longtime roommate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American sculpture
Art patrons
Women sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6650
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215965
AAA_collcode_samshugh
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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