Scale model for Man Controlling Trade

  • Michael Lantz, Scale model for Man Controlling Trade, 1937, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1982.100

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In 1938, Michael Lantz won the competition to design two sculptures for the Apex Building, home of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. The widely publicized “Apex Competition” was the largest American sculpture competition ever held, receiving almost five hundred models from more than two hundred artists. Lantz submitted small models of his designs, each showing a heroic figure straining to control a powerful horse.

Title
Scale model for Man Controlling Trade
Artist
Date
1937
On View
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 18 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (49.6 x 47.4 x 24.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
  • Study – sculpture model
  • Figure male – full length
  • Allegory – other – trade
Object Number
1982.100
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
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