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Photograph of presentation drawing for "The Expanding Universe Fountain"

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This fountain celebrates the nation's first exploration of outer space. According to Fredericks, the sculpture "represents this age of great interest, exploration and discovery in outer space...[and] the immensity, order and mystery of the universe.”

The monumental central figure suggests a superhuman mythological being. Seated upon a ten-foot…

Photograph of study for "The Expanding Universe Fountain"

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This fountain celebrates the nation's first exploration of outer space. According to Fredericks, the sculpture "represents this age of great interest, exploration and discovery in outer space...[and] the immensity, order and mystery of the universe.”

The monumental central figure suggests a superhuman mythological being. Seated upon a ten-foot…

Presentation drawing for "Birth of the Atomic Age" lighter tone

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Presentation drawing for "Birth of the Atomic Age". The completed sculpture stands at the National Exchange Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Presentation drawing for "Birth of the Atomic Age"

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Presentation drawing for "Birth of the Atomic Age". The completed sculpture stands at the National Exchange Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Morocco

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Pen and ink on paper
6.5" x 10.5"

Drawing completed by Fredericks while traveling abroad in Morocco, 1931 of a man in a fez with a stick or cane. Two pencil sketches on the right and two brown, black, and red drawing on the left.

Morocco

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Mixed media, pencil, ink, and conté crayon on paper
8.875" x 9.75"

Double-sided drawing completed by Fredericks while traveling abroad in Morocco, 1931.

Photostatic copy of "The Princess and the Unicorn" sketch

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Photostat
7" x 10"

Photostatic copy of sketch for large fountain, never enlarged to full-scale. Small-scale bronze located at Starr Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan.

Photostatic copy of "The Princess and the Unicorn" sketch

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Photostat
6" x 8.75"

Photostatic copy of sketch for large fountain, never enlarged to full-scale. Small-scale bronze located at Starr Commonwealth in Albion, Michigan.

Study for "Star Dream Fountain"

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Graphite on tracing paper
9.5" x 19"

One of Fredericks' last public works, "Star Dream Fountain" is located in Barbara Hallman Plaza in Royal Oak, Michigan. The sculpture is based on a 1947 preliminary design for the "Cleveland War Memorial". This allegorical work symbolizes man's continual search for spiritual peace.

Sketch for "Monument of Musical Composers"

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Graphite and ink on paper
5" x 8"

Possibly unrealized.