Rare Augusta Savage Sculpture Found in Library

Pictured is Henrietta Francis, Chairman of Planning and Zoning, Green Cove Springs and Constance W. Butler, Vice Mayor, Green Cove Springs.

The Jacksonville Public Library recently learned that a sculpture buried deep in its archives is an original sculptured by acclaimed artist Augusta Savage.  The library had the unnamed small-scale, painted terra cotta female bust appraised and authenticated. As a result, the signed sculpture was recently unveiled as a permanent display in the Special Collections Department of the Main Library, which includes an African-American collection among others.  Savage was born in nearby Green Cove Springs, Florida, and lived in Jacksonville before moving to New York to pursue her art career and play her role in the Harlem Renaissance. Pictured is Henrietta Francis, Chairman of Planning and Zoning, Green Cove Springs and Constance W. Butler, Vice Mayor, Green Cove Springs.  Barlow Photo

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