Drawn to Augusta Savage

Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work

The cover of the comic Augusta Savage: My Monument will be in Their Work. Illustrated by Oliver Stephenson.

Augusta Savage had fulfilled her dream of becoming an artist, winning fellowships and numerous awards throughout her life as a sculptor. Besides her own success, Savage dedicated her career in creating opportunities for Black artists.

This comic is part of a series Drawn to Art: Tales of Inspiring Women Artists that illuminates the stories of women artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Inspired by graphic novels, these short takes on artists’ lives were each drawn by a student-illustrator from the Ringling College of Art and Design.

We invite you to read the comic and share with your friends and young people in your life.