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John Johansen Portrait Medal (reverse)

1959 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 4 in. (10.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.119 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship created several medals of artists such as this one showing painter John C. Johansen (1876-1964), who was born in Denmark and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Johansen established his reputation as a painter of tonalist and impressionist landscapes. On the reverse, Manship dedicated the medal to Johansen in friendship, as he had done for many painters and sculptors throughout his career.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - painting

Figure female

Mythology - classical - muse

Object - art tool - artist's brush

Object - art tool - palette

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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