Barry Faulkner Portrait Medal

  • Paul Manship, Barry Faulkner Portrait Medal, 1915, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.128

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American artist Barry Faulkner (1881-1966) is known for his murals in the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., and in capitol buildings 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.

Title
Barry Faulkner Portrait Medal
Artist
Date
1915
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Portrait male – Faulkner, Barry – head
  • Mythology – classical – Orpheus
  • Mythology – classical – Eurydice
  • Performing arts – music – lyre
  • Animal – bird
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.47.128
Palette
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