Group of Bears

  • Paul Manship, Group of Bears, 1939, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1963.14.1

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In 1926, Paul Manship was commissioned to build the Paul J. Rainey Memorial Gateway at the Bronx Zoo. The double gates stand over thirty-four feet high and forty-two feet wide, cost $250,000 to create, and took almost fifteen years to complete. Above the left gate, Manship modeled three bears. When the gates were complete, he issued independent casts of this assemblage to recoup some of the gateway’s enormous costs. Group of Bears is one of these casts and is less than half the size of the original.
Title
Group of Bears
Artist
Date
1939
On View
Dimensions
33 x 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (83.8 x 69.8 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bear
Object Number
1963.14.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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