Information on the life and work of Saint-Gaudens in this section is derived from publications by Katherine Greenthal, John Dryfhout, Burke Wilkinson, and the National Park Service. These books are cited in the
The biography of Augustus Saint-Gaudens includes the sculptor's formative years as a
cameo maker's apprentice
in the 1870s. His first public commission was for the
in New York.
The Standing Lincoln
memorial of 1885 and the
of 1886 are among his best-known works. His
, an extraordinary relief monument, is considered by many to be among the best scultural works of the nineteenth century. Saint-Gaudens continued to work at Cornish, New Hampshire, during the
of his life.
The design process of Augustus Saint-Gaudens often included
versions of a work.