Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Sculptor Public Square Historic District Watertown, NY
Sculptor New York Life Building Kansas City, MO
1848/03/01 Born at 35 Charlemont St in Dublin, Ireland Born
1860/02/27 Lincoln gives a speech to the Young Men's Republican Union at the Great Hall of the Cooper Union. Audience Member Cooper Union Address Cooper Union New York City Cooper Union Speech
1863/00/00 Saint-Gaudens witnesses the bloody New York draft riots of 1863. Whitness
1864/10/00 Augustus Saint-Gaudens attends drawing classes at Cooper Union. Education Cooper Union New York City
1865/04/24 New Yorkers pay their respects to the fallen president lying in state on a bier at City Hall. After viewing the body, Augustus Saint-Gaudens waits in the line for hours to view the Lincoln again. Mourner New York City Hall New York City Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1867/00/00 Saint-Gaudens is inspired to depict Shaw on horseback with marching soldiers from a painting he saw in France, Campagne de France 1814, by Jean-Louis Meissonier, which shows Napoleon on horseback with rows of infantry. Now at the Musee d'Orsay. Sculptor Musee d'Orsay Paris Establishment of the Shaw Memorial
1867/00/00 After studying at art schools in New York and apprenticing as a stonecutter of small cameos, Saint-Gaudens parents send him to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Education Palais des Etudes, Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris
1877/00/00 Saint-Gaudens receives his first great public commission in 1877. A statute of Admiral David Farragut, famed for exclaiming, while lashed to the mast, "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!" Sculptor
1879/00/00 Francis Davis Millet and Elizabeth Merrill marry in Montmartre, Paris, France Guest Montmartre, FR Marriage of Elizabeth Merrill and Francis Davis Millet
1881/00/00 Saint-Gaudens' statute of Admiral David Farragut is unveiled on Memorial Day 1881 in New York's Madison Square. It won Saint-Gaudens instant fame for its naturalistic depiction of the admiral standing as if on deck. Sculptor Madison Square
1883/00/00 Shaw Memorial committee of 21 prominent Bostonians, including the abolitionist senator, Charles Sumner, award the sculpture commission to Saint-Gaudens. Sculptor Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Boston Establishment of the Shaw Memorial
1885/00/00 Augustus Saint-Gaudens summer home 1885 - 1897, regular home 1900 - 1907 Home Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Cornish
1886/00/00 Henry Adams commissions Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create a bronze statue in memory of his wife, Marian Hooper. Sculptor Adams Memorial Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery
1887/00/00 Saint-Gaudens' low-relief depicting Robert Stevenson reclining in bed with pieces of paper is cast in bronze. The first version is rectangular. Later, Saint-Gaudens adapted it to a circular format that he judge superior. Sculptor
1887/00/00 Saint-Gaudens "standing Lincoln" is unveiled in Lincoln Park. Inspired by a newly discovered life mask of Lincoln, the work is probably the finest sculptural rendering of Lincoln's face. A replica stands in London's Parliament Square. Sculptor Lincoln Park Chicago
1888/00/00 Augustus Saint-Gaudens designs bronze bas-relief on Tracy tomb Sculptor Francis W Tracy Monument Forest Lawn Cemetery
1888/00/00 "Mrs Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith)", a relief portrait of Bessie wearing her wedding gown, is carved by Augustus Saint-Gaudens as a present for the newlyweds. Sculptor Mrs Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith) Marriage of Bessie Springs Smith and Stanford White
1893/00/00 Saint-Gaudens serves as an advisor for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition sculptural program. Sculptor World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/11/00 By the closing of the fair, Saint-Gaudens completes the World's Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal. The design for the obverse shows Columbus alighting on the shores of the New World. Advisor
1895/00/00 Saint-Gaudens' marble Baptistery is installed at in the south wall Judson Memorial Church, he received a $5,000 donation Sculptor Judson Memorial Church, Campanile and Judson Hall New York City
1897/00/00 Augustus Saint-Gaudens' equestrian statue of Gen John A Logan is unveiled in Chicago's Grant Park. The horse is pawing the ground and the general, back arched, is holding a battle flag high in his right hand. Sculptor Grant Park Chicago
1900/00/00 Saint-Gaudens designs the caryatids on the east facade of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Sculptor Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, NY
1900/07/00 Saint-Gaudens is awarded the Legion of Honor and the grand prize for sculpture for plaster versions of "The Sherman" and "The Shaw". Sculptor Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan New York City 1900 Exposition Universelle
1900/07/00 Saint-Gaudens wins the grand prize for sculpture for plaster versions of "The Sherman" and "The Shaw" and is awarded the Legion of Honor. When Auguste Rodin sees the Shaw Monument, he stops, takes off his hat and bows his head in silence. Sculptor Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Boston 1900 Exposition Universelle
1903/05/30 Cast in 1902 and set on a Stony Creek granite pedestal designed by Charles Follen McKim, Saint-Gaudens' statute of Gen William Tecumseh Sherman is unveiled on Memorial Day in the Grand Army Plaza at 59th St and 5th Ave in New York. Sculptor Grand Army Plaza, Manhattan New York City
1904/00/00 TR asks a cancer-ridden Saint-Gaudens to design new gold coins for the US. His $20 gold piece, depicting Liberty striding forward, her gown billowing in the wind, lit by the rays of a rising sun, is considered one of the most beautiful coins ever created. Sculptor
1907/08/03 Died Died Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Cornish
1910/00/00 Statue of Phillips Brooks by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Trinity Church, is dedicated. Saint-Gaudens worked on it 1896-1907. Sculptor Trinity Church Boston

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Mrs Stanford White (Bessie Springs Smith) Sculptor Sculpture 1888/00/00

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