John Mellman noticed this Wall Street Journal article about an exhibit of the work of sculptor Paul Manship. Thanks. It didn't mention his numismatic work, which included both coins and medals. Worth a look though, for great images of his amazing artwork.
Though long since overshadowed by abstract and later sculptors, Manship was for a time in the early decades of the 20th century the most important and popular sculptor in the U.S. Whether they know it or not, many people, especially residents and tourists in New York, have admired his works, which include the monumental gilded “Prometheus” (1934) at Rockefeller Center; the “Group of Bears” (1932, cast 1963) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the “Rainey Memorial Gates” (1934) that include lions, tortoises and bears at the Bronx Zoo.
In other words, this exhibition reveals how Manship became Manship, how he melded his interests in ancient art and mythological tales with early 20th century sensibilities to make something new, a style that bloomed into Art Deco.
To read the complete article (subscription required), see:
‘Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern’ Review: Classical Figures for the 20th Century
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
PAUL MANSHIP EXHIBIT AT THE WADSWORTH
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