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Albert Gallatin Portrait Medal

1955 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.133 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 6


Luce Center Label

American collector, painter, and critic Albert Gallatin (1881-1952) founded the Gallery of Living Art at New York University in 1927, and nine years later he renamed his institution the Museum of Living Art. The Gallery of Living Art was one of the first in America to display works by contemporary European artists such as Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger. In 1937, Gallatin became a member of the American Abstract Artists Group, which encouraged American artists to “break the rules” as European modernists had done. On the reverse of this medal the inscription “from his friend Paul Manship/March 1955” reflects the tradition of artists dedicating works to one another out of friendship and professional respect.

Keywords

Occupation - art - painter

Occupation - political - statesman

Portrait male - Gallatin, Albert - head

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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