2012Sculptor Margaret Cassidy Manship died.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Women's History, Art

Manship began her journey in the field of sculpture when she won an international sculpture contest. This honor offered a three-year fellowship to the Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy, and began a close association with the Italian master sculptor Antonio Berti. This connection produced two significant works – the St. Louise de Marillac marble group that filled the last available niche in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Alcide de Gasperi Monument in Trento, Italy.

Among her notable portraits are likenesses of Presidents Reagan and Carter and poet Robert Frost, as well as His Holiness Pope Pius XII, and a heroic statue of John Cardinal Newman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Newman Center. Margaret was married to John Manship until he died in 2000. She died on February 13, 2012.

CurrentObituary.com. “Margaret Cassidy Manship - Obituary - Gloucester, MA - Pike Newhall Funeral Home | CurrentObituary.Com.” https://www.currentobituary.com/member/obit/106701. Courtesy of Rebecca Reynolds, Executive Director, Manship Artist Residency (MARS)
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