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Paul Manship interview, 1956 Oct. 9-31

Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966

Art teacher, Author, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 70 Pages, Transcript

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.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 5044 (fr. 1057-1130) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Item is a carbon copy.

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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Paul Manship interview, 1956 Oct. 9-31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.