Figurative Sculpture

Augustus Saint-Gaudens
This 190-acre site features the home, studios, and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. More than 100 of the sculptor’s artworks are exhibited in the galleries and on the grounds. The natural beauty of mountains and forest inspired Saint-Gaudens. As you stand on the porch looking across the fields toward the mountains beyond, you also can feel the special quality of place that allowed Saint-Gaudens’ artistic vision to flourish.
Elisabet Ney
In 1892, Elisabet Ney, a prolific classically-trained sculptor, moved to Austin and built “Formosa,” a remarkable stone villa that served as her studio and home. Here she created iconic statues of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin, among others. Ney was also a philosopher, a feminist, a humanist and a historian. The museum is dedicated to her art and legacy.
Edward Virginius Valentine
A major 19th-century artist, Edward V. Valentine was one of the most talented Southern sculptors of the post-Civil War period. Popular works include portraiture depicting American icons such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as international figures like Robert Burns.
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Daniel Chester French
Chesterwood is the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). French is best known for his Minute Man, in Concord, MA, and the Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. However, he created over 100 monuments during his lifetime, which can be found in 16 states across the country and in Paris, France. Chesterwood encompasses French’s intimate house, his European-inspired landscape and gardens, and his impressive studio, which showcases original plaster models and sculpture in bronze and marble. Admire the view of the Berkshire Hills or stroll around the buildings and grounds as well as the well-established woodland paths designed by French himself.
Albin Polasek
This Mediterranean-style residence and studio of internationally known Czech-American sculptor, Albin Polasek, features classical busts, decorative works, and grand sculptures displayed in several rooms and in the sculpture gardens. The historic home, chapel, gardens, and temporary exhibition gallery are open to the public. Our story, although it is Albin Polasek’s story, resonates with every visitor on an intimate level. It is one of perseverance, determination, passion and the American Dream. Our mission is to enrich lives by sharing our story, our setting and our art.