• The Little Studio and Saint-Gaudens' home

    Saint-Gaudens

    National Historic Site New Hampshire

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During his lifetime, Augustus Saint-Gaudens met or created sculptures of many well known figures of his day. General William T. Sherman sat for his portrait as did Robert Louis Stevenson. One of Saint-Gaudens' heroes was President Abraham Lincoln, who the sculptor saw in person in 1860 and then again lying in state after Lincoln was assassinated.

Did You Know?

Portrait cameos of the Stuart Family done by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, ca. 1864

Augustus Saint-Gaudens ended his formal schooling at age 13 and was then apprenticed for six years to a cameo cutter. He later used this skill to support himself during the early years of his career.