New Book on Augustus Saint-Gaudens Puritan Statue
Contact: Henry Duffy, (603) 675-2175 x112
Contact: Gregory C. Schwarz, (603) 675-2175 x107
A new book, In Homage to Worthy Ancestors: The Puritan, The Pilgrim, with contributions by leading Saint-Gaudens scholars, brings the story of two iconic American sculptures to life. Published in June, 2011, the 112 page book is extensively illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. New photography of the monuments was commissioned for this book, and historic images are included, some never published before. Meet the authors for a book signing, Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00 P.M. There will be a special presentation to Sir Thomas R. Moore, President and Sarah Chapin Langham, Executive Director of the Laurence Levine Charitable Fund, Inc., funders of the project.
Did You Know?
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.