Saint Gaudens, Augustus, an American sculptor; born in Dublin, Ireland, March 1, 1848; came to the United States in infancy; studied art at Cooper Institute, New York city; at the National Academy of Design, and at Paris where he attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts. In 1871, while in Rome he produced his first figure, "Hiawatha," but returned to the United States in 1872. He designed the Medal of Award of the Columbian Exposition, and the new gold coins and one cent piece. He died Aug. 3, 1907.
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