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"Portrait of a German Philosopher"

1931, bronze, 19.5 inches

After working with Carl Milles in Sweden during the summer of 1930,
Milles sent Fredericks to Munich, Germany to gain additional experience at two renowned schools of the day. It is likely that Fredericks encountered this man while he studied. It is unknown if this individual sat for Fredericks as he modeled the…

German Philosopher [Bronze]

Portrait of a German Philosopher, 1931
Bronze, cast before 1961

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1994.014

Fredericks never identified by name the German philosopher he portrayed during his travel and study in Germany following the months he spent as an assistant in the studio of Carl Milles in Stockholm. In 1991 he indicated that…

Various bronze portrait heads 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…