Paul Manship, American Sculptor
by William A. Gage, Department Head
Paul Howard Manship (December 24, 1885-January 28, 1966) was born and raised in St.
Paul, Minnesota. He was an American sculptor who for 30 years beginning after World War I
was considered one of America's premier sculptors. It was during this period in 1934 he was
commissioned to design what was to be the most famous and recognizable sculpture of his
career. It was the monumental gilded bronze Prometheus fountain at Rockefeller Plaza in New
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