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Flamingo (#2)

1932 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 gilded bronze on granite base 45 x 10 1/2 x 7 in. (114.2 x 26.7 x 17.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.29 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 49A


Luce Center Label

In 1934, Paul Manship completed a pair of double gates for New York’s Bronx Zoological Gardens. He worked with fifteen assistants to complete the enormous gates, which incorporated twenty-three different animals sculpted in the round. Among the animals were Black-Necked Stork and Flamingo, which Manship later cast in two different sizes. He initially sketched each bird from life, then used stylized decoration and gilding to emphasize its plumage.

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Animal - bird - flamingo

sculpture

metal - bronze

stone - granite

cast

gilded

About Paul Manship

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

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