Famed Sculptor Creates Carnegie Corporation’s Pegasus

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CCNY Pegasus Logo

Pegasus was designed for Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1927 by prominent American sculptor, Paul Howard Manship ( 1885-1966). Standing for inspiration and creativity, Pegasus was originally chosen by the Corporation as the image for a medal honoring individual achievement. The sculpture depicts the moment when, according to Greek myth, Pegasus strikes his hoof on the ground and creates the fountain of the Muses.

Surrounding the medal is the Corporation’s logo, “Carnegie Corporation for the Advancement and Diffusion of Knowledge and Understanding.” To read more on the medal and Manship please see our Centennial Carnegie Reporter!