• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

Materials For Loan

The following materials are available on loan to educators for use in their classrooms:

FILMS

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, an Introduction (18 min.) 2012, DVD
The orientation film, a concise introduction to the sculptor's life and works.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master of American Sculpture
(56 min.) DVD Teacher's guide available.
A recent film, as shown on PBS, covers his life and artwork, with special concentration on the Shaw Memorial, Lincoln Monument and Adams Memorial.
Paul Sanderson III, 2007

The Medal Maker; Master Sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser (30 min.) VHS, DVD
Mike Craven Productions. Covers the medallic art process step by step.

Wax Blood/Bronze Skin (26 min.)
Spofford Films, VHS, DVD
Explains the lost-wax bronze casting process. Filmed while making a new bronze cast of the Farragut Monument for Saint-Gaudens NHS.

BOOKS

Augustus Saint-Gaudens: A Master of American Sculpture (1848-1907)
Reunion des Musee Nationaux, 1999

Footprints of the past: Images of Cornish, NH & The Cornish Colony
Colby and Atkinson, NH Historical Society, 1996

A Circle of Friends: Art Colonies of Cornish and Dublin
University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, 1985

The Shaw Memorial: A Celebration of an American Masterpiece
Eastern National, 1997. A history of the Mass. 54th Regt. and the development of the monument.

Did You Know?

Saint-Gaudens and his family arrived in Boston on the ship, Desdemona in September 1848

Though considered an American artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born in Dublin, Ireland to a French father and Irish mother. In 1848, at the age of six months, he made the month-long voyage to the United States with his parents on the ship Desdamona.