Hugh Samson letters regarding Augusta Savage, 1989

Samson, Hugh, d. ca. 1990
Art patron
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 3 items.

Collection Summary: Letters from Hugh Samson to Clyde Hart regarding sculptor Augusta Savage, written in response to Hart's query in the New York Times for information for a proposed biography on Savage (never realized). Samson recalls his friendship with Savage in New York in the late 1930s; her experiences as a black woman artist and the racism she encountered; her studio in Harlem; and her eventual decline into obscurity.

Biographical/Historical Note: Patron; San Francisco, California. Died ca. 1990.

Donated 1996 by Lawson Rosenberg, Hugh Samson's longtime roommate.

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