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Savage, Augusta locked

(29 February 1892–27 March 1962)
  • Martin R. Kalfatovic

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Savage, Augusta (29 February 1892–27 March 1962), sculptor, was born Augusta Christine Fells in Green Cove Springs, near Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of Edward Fells, a Methodist minister and laborer, and Cornelia Murphy. As a child, Fells molded small ducks and other animals from the local clay. Concerned that his daughter was “fashioning graven images,” her father “almost whipped all the art out of me” (quoted in Bearden and Henderson, p. 168)....

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