Pitt2014.36
Malvina Hoffman (1885-1966), Bruno Mankowski (1902-1990)

Henry Clay Frick

1965 Date created
Medium
Limestone
Technique
Relief
Type
Sculptures
Dimensions
0 in L x 0 in W x 0 in H x 0 in D (Object
Culture
American
Description
A medallion of Henry Clay Frick seen in profile, based on the marble bust of H.C.Frick by Malvina Hoffman, located in the Frick Building in downtown Pittsburgh.
Exhibition Label
Located on the front limestone fa├žade of the Frick Fine Arts Building at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus, this medallion is a relief portrait of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), father of Helen Clay Frick. Sculptor Malvina Hoffman was eighty years old at the time of this commission and based the relief on a 1923 marble bust she had sculpted of the steel tycoon in 1923 (located in the Frick Building in downtown Pittsburgh). Artist Bruno Mankoski completed the actual carving of the medallion from Hoffman's plaster.
Provenance
Commissioned by Miss Helen Clay Frick to Malvina Hoffman for the Frick Fine Arts Building. Completed in 1965.
Bibliography
Malvina Hoffman, "Heads and Tales", Charles Scribner's sons, New York, 1936. Arsene Alexandre, "Malvina Hoffman", J.E. Pouterman, Paris, 1930.

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