Indian Boy with Dog

  • Paul Manship, Indian Boy with Dog, 1965, gilded bronze on onyx base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.77

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Paul Manship created many models of Native American hunters, including one for a fountain in Cochran Memorial Park in St. Paul, completed in 1926. The subject was a favorite of the artist’s because it reminded him of his childhood in rural Minnesota, and he returned to it often throughout his career. In these sculptures the determined expressions and animated poses of the figures evoke the excitement of the chase.

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“What matters is the spirit which the artist puts into his creation---the vitality, the rhythm, the emotional effect." Paul Manship, quoted in Panzer, Mythology and the Art of Paul Manship, 1989

Title
Indian Boy with Dog
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Dimensions
6 1/8 x 6 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (15.5 x 16.9 x 7.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Mediums Description
gilded bronze on onyx base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Western
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Figure male – child
  • Animal – dog
Object Number
1966.47.77
Palette
Linked Open Data
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