Saturday, October 06, 2012

The Indian Boy and his Dog


 The Indian Boy
And His Dog in Cochrane Park
Favorite Spot Of Mine




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On June 12, 2007 I posted several photos of this sculpture here, and I think it's time again to revisit.


Artist: Paul Manship 
Media: Bronze on metal base inside teal and blue tile circular pool 
Location: Cochran Park, Summit and Western Avenues

"This elegant Art Deco style statue was created by the Saint Paul native and internationally acclaimed artist, Paul Manship. The statue was commissioned by the family of Thomas Cochran and originally installed in Cochran Park in 1926. Because of vandalism, it was replicated and the original was removed to Como Park in 1967. In 1994, due to a neighborhood initiative by Alma Joseph and the Ramsey Hill Association, the sculpture was returned to its original location.

Paul Manship studied painting at what is now the Minnesota Museum of American Art. He also studied at the Arts Student League in New York City and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. It is here he worked as an apprentice with Isidore Konti. WIth Konti's support he received a three-year fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. In 1920 he moved his family to Paris and lived there until World War II forced him to move back to the United States. His finest work was done between the wars, culminating in his best known work, the Rockefeller Plaza Prometheus in New York City which looks over the Rockefeller Plaza ice rink." (Parks and Recreation)





15 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely spot to stop in the sun.

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  2. It's beautiful and so very fluid. I think it's perfect in the pool. It almost looks like it's floating.

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  3. What a beautiful sculpture.

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  4. I love the movement in the first sculpture. Really nice!

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  5. Looks like a nice place to go and take photos.

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  6. This is such a beautiful statue!

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  7. The education and career development the artiest received in St. Paul apparently trained him to be able to receive the commission and achieve the accomplishment of the Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, a national treasure and masterpiece.

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  8. This would be a favorite place for me too. I like this sculpture.

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  9. a beautiful capture of movement in this sculpture. very pretty.

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  10. What a beautiful sculpture! The park looks lovely.

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  11. I like it, he captures the action nicely!

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  12. Gorgeous sculpture!

    Hopping here from Camera Critters
    Kangaroo
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. What a wonderful piece of art.

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  14. This gives us plenty to look at while passing through.

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  15. Beautiful artwork, Kate.

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