Pioneers Sketch

Copied Paul Manship, Pioneers Sketch, 1961, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.87

Artwork Details

Title
Pioneers Sketch
Artist
Date
1961
Dimensions
7 1884 34 in. (18.120.412.0 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Paul Manship
Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Study — sculpture model
  • Animal — horse
  • History — United States — westward expansion
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.47.87

Artwork Description

Images of pioneers and pilgrims have been popular with American artists from the nation’s earliest days. Paul Manship grew up among the lakes and woods of Minnesota, and was probably inspired by the history of exploration and adventure embodied in these early settlers.