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Charles Lang Freer Medal (obverse)

1955 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.130 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 6


Luce Center Label

Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) manufactured railroad cars in Detroit until he retired in 1900. He established the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to house his collection of Asian art, as well as paintings and decorative arts created by James McNeill Whistler. The obverse of Paul Manship’s medal depicts Freer and the neoclassical building on the National Mall designed by Charles Adams Platt (see 1965.16.98 and 1965.16.99) to house Freer’s collection.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - art building - Freer Gallery of Art

Occupation - industry

Occupation - other - philanthropist

Portrait male - Freer, Charles Lang - head

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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