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Sketches of "Raccoons" for the "Spirit of Kentucky"

Charcoal on tracing paper
10.75" x 6.75"

Collectively titled the Spirit of Kentucky, Barry Bingham, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal commissioned Fredericks to design reliefs for their new building.

After Fredericks received the commission he reportedly traveled through Kentucky to get the essence of the ‘spirit of Kentucky’ for…

Sketch for "Raccoons" from the "Spirit of Kentucky"

Charcoal on tracing paper
9" x 11.75"

Collectively titled the Spirit of Kentucky, Barry Bingham, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal commissioned Fredericks to design reliefs for their new building.

After Fredericks received the commission he reportedly traveled through Kentucky to get the essence of the ‘spirit of Kentucky’ for…

Sketch for Stations of the Cross at Indian River Catholic Shrine

Charcoal on paper
11" x 8.5"

In 1946, the archdiocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan opened a new church in the Indian River area of northern Michigan. Although the local congregation consisted of only twelve families, the Diocese recognized the need to service the large number of Catholics who vacationed in the region during the summer months.…

Sketch for "Childhood Friends"

Pen and charcoal on heavy paper
15.5" x 5"

Six foot bronze relief of two children seated against a friendly bear next to a moose. Located on the facade of Jefferson Memorial Elementary School in Wyandotte, Michigan.

Presentation drawing for "Henry Ford Memorial"

Gouache and charcoal on board
24" x 32"

The idea to create a memorial honoring Henry Ford took root in 1948 when the Dearborn, Michigan Chamber of Commerce conducted a poll of Dearborn residents and learned that most of the populace favored such a proposal. The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce initiated a fundraising drive to finance a life-size…

Study for "The Thinker"

Charcoal on paper
18" x 12"

Fredericks created this sculpture at the request of George Gough Booth, the founder of Cranbrook Educational Community, who wanted a “Thinker” for the steps of the Cranbrook Art Museum similar to Auguste Rodin’s renowned Thinker, a cast of which is on the steps of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Fredericks’…

"Portrait of an Older Man"

c. 1930, charcoal and chalk on paper, 25 x 19 inches.

"Portrait of a Black Woman"

c. 1930, charcoal and chalk on paper, 25 x 19 inches.