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Carnegie Corporation Ashtray

1927 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.59 Not currently on view


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American industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) grew immensely wealthy from his Pennsylvania steel factories, which he established in the 1870s. He once wrote that “a man who dies rich dies disgraced” and used his fortune to fund a number of projects for the public good, including the famous Carnegie libraries that were built in cities across the United States. The inscription on Paul Manship’s medal, “For the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” reflects Carnegie’s philanthropic vision.

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Mythology - classical - Pegasus

sculpture

metal - bronze

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About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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