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Paul Manship

Spear Thrower

(St. Paul, Minnesota, 1885 - 1966)

1921

Bronze

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Anonymous gift

1959.48

More Information

Manship’s elegantly stylized sculptures, characterized by sleek lines and simple beauty, helped to foster and popularize the “art deco” aesthetic of the 1920s. Although modern in appearance, this work idealizes the human figure much as ancient Greek sculpture did.

Marks

on top of base "P. Manship ©1921" and "No. 7"

Keywords
Bronze
Sculpture
American
Athletics
Male
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