Paul Manship interview, 1956 Oct. 9-31

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

Columbia University, est. 1754

Collection size: 70 p. transcript.

Collection Summary: An interview of Manship conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, New York City. Manship recalls his family background and growing up in Jackson, Mississippi; his early art education; working as a studio assistant for Solon Borglum and later Isidore Konti; studying animal anatomy with Borglum; his trip to Spain with Hunt Diederich; his three-year fellowship at Pierpont Morgan Memorial, commissioned works such as the Bronx Zoological Garden gates, Pail J. Rainey Memorial Gateway; collaborations with architects; his friendship with John Singer Sargent; Manship's studio in Paris; the New York World's Fair, 1939; and exhibitions of his sculpture.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

Transferred from the Library of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1991.

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