Betty Holter Portrait Medal
1919 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 4 in. (10.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.105 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Paul Manship’s work includes numerous portraits of individuals about whom little is known. Research has not revealed the purpose of this medal, but it may have been designed to honor Betty Holter, who wrote for The English Weekly and corresponded with the Bloomsbury group of English artists and writers during the interwar years. This uniface artist’s sample would have been mounted on a display board for prospective clients.
Portrait female - Holter, Betty - bust
sculpture - medal-sample
metal - bronze