Paul Howard Manship


Paul Howard Manship


St. Paul, Minnesota


Art deco figure sculpture, medallic art

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Paul Manship became a leading influence in contemporary sculpture from the 1920s to the end of World War II.  His work was “distinguished by their simplified and polychromatic forms, clean sinuous lines, slender curves, and lyrical surfaces” (Reynolds 241).  His subjects often hearkened back to ancient or classical themes and his style, emphasizing simple lines, combined Greek and Oriental influences as well as Art Deco that was so popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

Manship attended the Institute of Art in St. Paul from 1892 to 1903.