Oral history interview with Paul Manship

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.manshi59
Creators:
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
Morse, John D., 1906-
Dates:
1959 February 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
13 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Paul Manship (1885-1966) was a sculptor in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 4210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Sound has been lost on tape reels; reels discarded.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Abstract Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mythology, Greek Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borglum, Solon Hannibal, 1868-1922 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Art Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rockefeller Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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