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Century Association Service Medal (obverse)

1955 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 white metal with darkened gold patina 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.111 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A


Luce Center Label

From 1950 to 1953, Paul Manship was president of the Century Association, which was organized in 1847 as an exclusively male club for amateurs and professionals in the arts and letters. This award was established in 1954 by the association’s Board of Management. Manship and other medallic artists favored classical figures such as this image of Athena, who holds a laurel wreath of victory and gestures toward the lamp of wisdom.

Keywords

Mythology - classical - Athena

sculpture - medal

metal

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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