Born in St. Paul, MN
Study for Indian Hunter and His Dog
This preliminary sketch of Paul Manship's Indian Hunter and His Dog depicts a Native American youth running alongside his dog. The hunter is clad in a breechcloth, wears a single feather in his tied-back hair, and holds a bow in his hand.
Crayon and graphite on paper
24 1/2 x 25 3/8 inches
Bequest of Paul H. Manship
In a letter to his brother Luther in 1925, Manship described his plan for Indian Hunter and His Dog: "I have decided to make an Indian hunter, with his dog, running—in bronze, life size. This will be the central motif in the basin, 22 feet in diameter, with four bronze geese set between the central group and the rim of the basin, which will spout water into the air; something like this." He then included this sketch of the sculpture in his letter.
Riddle, Mason. "Paul Manship" In Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, edited by Kristin Makholm, 56-59. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2011.