• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

History & Culture

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), created over 150 works of art, from exquisitely carved cameos to heroic-size public monuments. Works such as the "Standing Lincoln" monument and the Shaw Memorial, continue to inspire people today and his design for the 1907 Twenty Dollar Gold Piece, is considered America's most beautiful coin.

A database featuring a wide variety of Saint-Gaudens' works is available on the web site of the Friends of Saint-Gaudens, an organization dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of the sculptor. Over ten different foreign language translations of the park's brochure are available.

Over 100 works of the sculptor are exhibited in the galleries and on the grounds at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. The papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens are housed in the special collections of Rauner Library at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 20 miles north of the park.

Did You Know?

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an artistic advisor for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Calling it the greatest gathering of artists since the Renaissance, he designed the obverse of the Fair’s commemorative medallion.