Creator

Augusta Savage

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File

Z5

Number

2845

Creation Date

1939

Description

This statue, a small reproduction of the original, was sculpted in 1939 for the World's Fair. The statue in the form of a "Harp of Humanity" was titled from the anthem by James Weldon Johnson. Unfortunately, it was razed at the end of the Fair, along with all the other temporary structures, since money had not been allocated to cast the statue in bronze.

The base of the piece has this text applied:

Reproduction of a Work of Art created by Augusta Savage. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" now on exhibit at the New York World's Fair.
Augusta Savage Studios, Inc.
143 West 125th Street
New York, N.Y.

Savage side 2_2.jpg (3326 kB)
Image of other side

Savage front 2.jpg (3616 kB)
Image of front

Savage under 2.jpg (5215 kB)
Image of bottom

Keywords

sculpture; statue; Savage, Augusta; World's Fair, 1939; Civil Rights in art; African American women artists; Harlem Renaissance; African American arts

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