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Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18

Interviewee:
Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966
Interviewer:
Morse, John D., 1906-
Subject:
Borglum, Solon Hannibal
Federal Art Project
Rockefeller Center
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 13 pages
General Note:
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul Manship, 1959 February 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor in New York, New York.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, Abstract
Interviews
Mythology, Greek
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11760
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212619
AAA_collcode_manshi59
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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