Saint-Gaudens Biography

1848 - 1861 Immigrant Childhood

Born in Ireland to a shoemaker from France and an Irish mother, Augustus Saint-Gaudens was taken to America when he was five months old to escape the potato famine spreading across the whole of Ireland. His father, a native of Aspet, in southwestern France, established the family in a French-American community in New York City, where he built a shoemaking business catering to wealthy clients.

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