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.
Did You Know?
At the great,1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, Augustus Saint-Gaudens won the Gran Prix for the artwork he exhibited, including the Shaw Memorial and Sherman Monument.