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Study for "Childhood Friends"

Ink, pencil, pastel and gouache on tracing paper
15.5" x 11.5"

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…

Presentation drawing for "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)"

Gouache and ink on board
18.5" x 27.5"

Cast in bronze in 1955, this relief depicts a flock of seven foreshortened sheep staring straight ahead at the viewer. Two smaller sheep, possibly lambs, are included in the bottom right hand corner. Fredericks incorporated a great deal of detail in each of the sheep, especially in their fluffy wool coats.…

Presentation drawing for "Eaton War Memorial Eagle"

Gouache and ink on drawing paper
7.5" x 9.5"

The Eaton Manufacturing Company in Cleveland, Ohio commissioned this memorial in honor of the employees who died in World War II. A marble wall inscribed with the names of those employees who gave their lives for their country holds the bronze relief.

The eagle is the most prominent element. The…