Augustus saint gaudens s ei n t g d n z march 1 1848 august 3 1907 was an american sculptor of the beaux arts generation who embodied the ideals of the american renaissance raised in new york city he traveled to europe for further training and artistic study and then returned to new york where he achieved major critical success for his monuments commemorating . Augustus saint gaudens augustus saint gaudens generally acknowledged to be the foremost american sculptor of the late 19th century noted for his evocative memorial statues and for the subtle modeling of his low reliefs saint gaudens was born to a french father and an irish mother his family moved to new york city. National park service logo national park service search this site all nps. This is the most complete compendium ever attempted of the life and work of augustus st gaudens john dryfhout has assembled over 500 illustrations depicting the cameos sculptures bas reliefs bronzes coins and medals forming the saint gaudens oeuvre as well as scenes of the artists life and studio in cornish new hampshire. Augustus saint gaudens is one of the most prominent visual artists that the american numismatic world has known forever linked with the double eagle design that bears his name struck 1907 1933 his work would begin the realization of theodores roosevelts vision of an american coinage as grand and beautiful as that of the ancient greeks
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