Rittenhouse Square
watercolor & gouache
23'' x 29''
Manship, John Paul
1927-2000

John Paul Manship was born in 1927 in New York City.  He studied at Harvard University with George Demetrios and at the Brera Academy in Milan.  Both a sculptor and a painter, his preferred media remained oils, gouache, watercolors, and mosaics. 

Manship was a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Society of Mural Painters, American Fine Arts Federation, the Rockport Art Association, and the North Shore Art Association. 

During his career, he exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, winning the 1955 Childe Hassam purchase award. He also won the 1962 Watercolor Prize, National Arts Club; and the 1965 Ranger Fund Purchase Award, National Academy of Design.  Through the 1970's, he also exhibited at the Grand Central Galleries in New York City. 

His work is in the permanent collections of the:  National College of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Louisville Art Museum, Kentucky; and the Long Beach Art Museum, California.  He also completed numerous commissions, including:  the Baptism of Christ for the Baptistry of St. John Martyr of New York, 1963; a fresco of Pentecost at the Chapel Sisters of Saint Joseph of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 1965; a Stations of the Cross for St. Clements Church in Warwick, Rhode Island, 1966; a Resurrection completed with Margaret Cassidy for St. Anthony's Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, 1971; and a portrait of Judge O'Connor, Worchester County Courthouse, 1972. 

Manship was also an instructor of drawing and painting at Marymount College, New York City.