My wife and I watched a PBS documentary on Augustus Saint-Gaudens the other night, which was a fascinating reminder of God's common grace. Saint-Gaudens was the premier American sculptor and monument builder of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His artistic ability was extremely impressive, and his sculptures are simply breathtaking. Among his most famous works are The Shaw Memorial, The Sherman Monument, Diana, Adams Memorial, The Farragut Memorial, The Phillips Brooks Memorial, The Puritan, and his design of American coinage.
Click here to watch "The Shaw Memorial" portion of the documentary (this sculpture probably demonstrates his skill and ability as much as any of his works).