Augusta Savage
Photograph by Carl Van Vechten, with permission of the Van Vechten Trust, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

The Augusta Savage Historic Site

Augusta Christine (Fells) Savage (1892-1962) was one of the most influential artists and personalities of the Harlem Renaissance. As an artist, an arts educator and social activist she battled racism to secure a place for African-Americans in the art world.

The Augusta Savage home and studio in Saugerties, New York was placed on the New York State and National Register in 2000 and today serves to interpret her life and creative vision.