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St. Paul Institute Medal

1916 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.58 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

Paul Manship studied at the St. Paul Institute of Arts in Minnesota from 1892 to 1903. On the obverse of this medal a partially draped nude holding a lyre represents the creative Muse that leads the artist to acclaim; she holds a figure of Victory in her right hand. Manship explained that the Pegasus rising from the globe on the reverse suggested “the flight of Fancy, and its vehicle of transport to the Higher Realms.”

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Figure female - full length

Figure female - nude

Mythology - classical - muse

Mythology - classical - victory

Object - musical instrument - lyre

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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