Barry Faulkner Portrait Medal (reverse)
Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.65 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
American artist Barry Faulkner (1881-1966) is known for his murals in the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols across the United States. Paul Manship knew Faulkner when they were both students at the American Academy in Rome from 1909 to 1912. The inscription on the reverse, “To the Ultimate Do We Pursue the Ideal,” reflects the classical training that Manship and Faulkner shared.
Figure group - nude
Object - musical instrument - lute
sculpture - medal
metal - bronze