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Indian Hunter and His Dog

1926 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Alexis Rudier Fondeur (Founder) bronze 23 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 7 in. (59.0 x 59.7 x 17.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.11 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, North Wing


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Paul Manship created many sculptures of Native American hunters, including this one for a fountain in Cochran Memorial Park in his hometown of St. Paul. The subject was a favorite of the artist's because it reminded him of his childhood in Minnesota, and he returned to it often throughout his career. In these sculptures the determined expressions and animated poses of the figures evoke the excitement of the chase. Here, the hunter's arrows, feathers, loincloth, and right leg form strong horizontal elements that correspond to his dog's urgent movement. The dog gazes upward at the arrows, creating a link that establishes the cooperative relationship of hunter and dog.

Keywords

Animal - dog

Ethnic - Indian

Figure male - full length

Occupation - hunter

sculpture

metal - bronze

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About Paul Manship

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

About Alexis Rudier Fondeur

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