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A History of Generosity

Since the first SAIC scholarship was established in 1891, students have benefited greatly from the financial support that enables them to further their artistic goals.

Nickel Backer

In 1912 SAIC alum James Earle Fraser was commissioned to redesign the nickel.

A Family Affair

An influential social reformer starts an SAIC family legacy that spans more than a century.

A Monumental Sculptor

Lorado Taft (1860–1936) founded SAIC's Sculpture department and gained renown for his monumental and largely allegorical sculptures.