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Paul Manship interview transcript, 1956

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Manship, Paul Howard, 1885-1966  Search this
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0.01 Linear feet
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
This interview of sculptor Paul Manship was conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, New York City, in 1956 and is 70 pages long. 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. There are two copies of the interview in the folder.
Paul Manship interview transcript, 1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 5044 (fr. 1057-1130) at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Manship conducted by John Morse on February 18, 1959; a Paul Manship letter to Dr. Hugh stalker; Paul Manship estate papers; and Paul Manship papers.
Biography Note:
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor based in New York, N.Y.
Language Note:
English .
The Paul Manship interview was transferred from the Library of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, to the Archives of American Art in 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculpture, American  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
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Archives of American Art