Dancer and Gazelles

1916
sculptor
(American, 1885–1966)
Overall: 82 x 82.6 cm (32 5/16 x 32 1/2 in.)
Location: not on view
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Initially interested in painting, Manship opted to pursue sculpture after discovering he was color-blind.

Description

One of Manship’s most popular compositions, this work established his reputation as an important up-and-coming sculptor. Here, his mastery of elegant silhouette is manifest through the gracefully posed dancer and her sleek animal companions. Stylized decorative patterning embellishes the dancer’s hair and swaying skirt.
Dancer and Gazelles

Dancer and Gazelles

1916

Paul Manship

(American, 1885–1966)
America, 20th century

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