Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18

Manship, Paul Howard , b. 1885 d. 1966
Sculptor, Art teacher, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Transcript: 13 pages

Format: Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.

Collection Summary: An interview of Paul Manship conducted by John Morse for the Archives of American Art. Manship speaks of his training under Solon Borglum, his interest in Greek mythology and the influence of early Greek sculpture on his work, his views on the Federal Art Project, art and nature and modern distortion, the nature of design and the learning process, and abstract art. He discusses his "Prometheus" sculpture at Rockefeller Center.

Biographical/Historical Note: Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor in New York, New York.

This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Note: This typewritten transcript was scanned and run through optical character recognition software (OCR). However, the resulting OCR text has not been reviewed or edited for accuracy.



This transcript is in the public domain and may be used without permission. Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.