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Presentation drawing for Veterans Memorial Building

Oil pencil on laid paper mounted on board
16" x 20"

The Victory Eagle on the facade of the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit is 30 feet high and projects 4½ feet from the wall in high relief. Seven free-standing pylons were originally placed in front of the building along the walkway leading to the entrance. Twenty feet high and carved…

Presentation drawing for "Monumental Sundial"

Graphite and oil pencil on construction paper
12" x 9"

Presentation drawing for "Monumental Sundial". Possibly unrealized.

Presentation drawing for "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Gouache on board
35.25" x 22"

The Fountain, also known as the "Cleveland War Memorial", is composed of a large granite basin set with bronze plaques containing the names of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Located within the basin are four granite carvings depicting the great civilizations of the earth: Nordic, Eastern,…

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…

Presentation drawing for the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit

The Victory Eagle on the facade of the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit is 30 feet high and projects 4½ feet from the wall in high relief. Seven free-standing pylons were originally placed in front of the building along the walkway leading to the entrance. Twenty feet high and carved with incised relief, they depict scenes from the military…

Presentation drawing for "Star Dream Fountain"

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.

Presentation drawng for "The Spirit of Detroit"

The erection of The Spirit of Detroit at the City-County Building (now Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) in 1958 marked the formal completion of the structure whose construction began in 1951. Located in front of a white marble wall at the entrance to the building, the sculpture depicts the cultural and religious spirit of the Detroit community. …