Image: Spear Thrower
(St. Paul, Minnesota, 1885 - 1966, New York)

Spear Thrower , 1921

20 in. x 30 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (50.8 cm x 76.84 cm x 19.05 cm)
Anonymous gift
installed in "Akron's Own Rings: Five Passions in World Art", 6/22/1996 - 8/11/1996
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.
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