The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 4, 2024

Dancer and Gazelles

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

Did You Know?

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.
  • purchased from the artist.
  • Solender, Katherine. The American Way in Sculpture, 1890-1930. Cleveland, OH: Published by the Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1986. cat. #45, p. 45, repr.
    "Accessions." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 4, no. 2 (1917): 26-37. Mentioned: p. 27 www.jstor.org
    W. M. M. "Contemporary American Bronzes." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 6, no. 10 (1919): 151-63. Mentioned: p. 154 25136326
  • Bronzes by Paul Manship lent by the artist and Mrs. W. N. Gates. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 1-December 1, 1916).
    Sculpture of Our Time. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 5-December 5, 1937).
    Introduction to Sculpture. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 5-March 2, 1952).
    The American Way in Sculpture 1890-1930. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 12-October 19, 1986).
  • {{cite web|title=Dancer and Gazelles|url=false|author=Paul Manship|year=1916|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1917.1079