• 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?

Dress rehearsal for the 1905 pageant,

In 1905, 85 members of the "Cornish Art Colony" staged an outdoor pageant at Augustus Saint-Gaudens' home in honor of his 20th year in Cornish, N.H. This play, "A Masque of 'Ours', the Gods and the Golden Bowl", sparked a nationwide interest in pageantry.