Artist Residencies in America's Parks

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

 

During the summer of 1995, Mr. Nowlan served as the Sculptor-In-Residence at Saint-Gaudens National Historic

Site, which hosts the oldest artist residency program in the National Park Service. Based in the site's historic Ravine

Studio, Nowlan pursued his artwork, demonstrated sculptural techniques to park visitors, and also found time to

teach sculpture workshops for children and adults.

 

Sculptor-In-Residence Lawrence Nowlan conducting sculpture workshop.

 

Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America's foremost sculptors, was renowned for his great public

monuments, like Boston's Shaw Memorial, commemorating the famed Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the Gen.

William T. Sherman monument in New York City, and the "Standing Lincoln" monument in Chicago.

 

The Sherman and the Lincoln, were just two of many celebrated sculptures Saint-Gaudens produced at his Cornish

studio. The Wildland Firefighters Monument is the first public monument created at this site since Saint-Gaudens'

death in 1907.

Interior of Little Studio at Site

 

For further information about the sculptor-in-residence position artists may contact Gregory C. Schwarz, Chief of lnterpretation: at (603) 675-2175. Interested artists should also contact the SCA at (603) 543-1700, to obtain an application form. Information on the site and its programs is also available through the Internet at http://www.valley. net/-stgaud/saga.htmI

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Text and images courtesy of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

For further biographical information please see America's Distinguished Artists, a national registry of historic artists.

rev. 11/22/10


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