Indian Hunter and His Dog

  • Alexis Rudier Fondeur, Paul Manship, Indian Hunter and His Dog, 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.11

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Paul Manship created many sculptures of Native American hunters, including this one for a fountain in Cochran Memorial Park in his hometown of St. Paul. The subject was a favorite of the artist's because it reminded him of his childhood in 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. Here, the hunter's arrows, feathers, loincloth, and right leg form strong horizontal elements that correspond to his dog's urgent movement.
Title
Indian Hunter and His Dog
Artists
Date
1926
On View
Dimensions
23 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 7 in. (59.0 x 59.7 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – hunter
  • Figure male – full length
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Animal – dog
Object Number
1965.16.11
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