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Description : Excerpt from Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Biography, Exhibition of His Works, and Memorial Meeting Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the great artist of the age, was a charming companion, a true friend, and a citizen leading to ideal life. His affable manner, quiet humor, quick appreciation, broad culture, and perfect Taste made his companionship sought and enjoyed. A sympathetic, candid nature and high aspirations made his friendship earnestly desired. His unselfish assistance to committees, institutions, and the government has been a guiding factor toward purity of Taste and nobility of life. His thorough equipment, sincerity of purpose, grasp of composition, knowledge of detail, understanding of mass, natural genius, brilliant imagination, and poetic nature, combined with infinite patience, untiring energy, and effacement of self, have produced the greatest sculpture of the age. His artistic light shines in refined low relief and bold monumental composition. The relief portraits of Robert Louis Stevenson and Justice Gray are exquisitely delicate, harmonious, restful, dignified, and beautiful. Portrait busts have attained a new dignity in his hands. The busts of John Hay and David J. Hill, while full of repose and individual expression, possess high sculptural value. He has made single figures impressive, something rarely accomplished. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.