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Nobuji Yoshida [Bronze]

"Many will recall the "Portrait of A Japanese," a bronze by young Marshall Fredericks which took the first prize for sculpture in the May show at the Cleveland Museum of Art last Spring. The inspiration for the head came from a Japanese student with whom he had lived while studying abroad. Both were scholarship winners. Mr. Fredericks had…

Various bronze portrait heads and "Henry Ford" in a case at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Mrs. Dorothy (Honey) Arbury studied with Fredericks when she attended Kingswood School at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 1930s. She met him through her uncle, Alden B. Dow, a prominent architect in Midland, Michigan, with whom Fredericks worked on architectural sculpture projects. In 1963, Mrs. Arbury was…

Front view of "Nobuji Yoshida" (Portrait of a Japanese)

Fredericks completed this sculpture after graduation from the Cleveland School of Art while traveling and studying in Germany in 1931. The subject appears to have been a Japanese student Fredericks met in Europe.

Front/side view of "Nobuji Yoshida" (Portrait of a Japanese)

Fredericks completed this sculpture after graduation from the Cleveland School of Art while traveling and studying in Germany in 1931. The subject appears to have been a Japanese student Fredericks met in Europe.