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Photograph of presentation drawing for "The Expanding Universe Fountain"

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"

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

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"

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

Morocco

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

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

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

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"

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"

Graphite and ink on paper
5" x 8"

Possibly unrealized.