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Sketches for "Young Knight"

Ink on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

1949, German silver, 30 x 16 1/2 inches, part of War Memorial at Ottawa Hills School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sketch for Veterans Memorial Building

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 8.75"

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…

Sketches for Veterans Memorial Building

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 8.75"

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…

Sketch for Veterans Memorial Building

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 8.75"

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…

Sketch for "The Spirit of Detroit"

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 5"

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…

Sketch for "Birth of the Atomic Age"

Ink on steno pad paper
6" x 12.5"

Aluminum sculpture set in a marble and granite fountain at the National Exchange Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Sketches for "God on the Rainbow (Gud Fader På Himmelsbågan)"

Ink on steno pad paper
5" x 7"

Based on a 1946 sketch by Carl Milles for a peace monument intended for the United Nations Building in New York, Fredericks’ enlargement now stands at the entrance to Stockholm Harbor, a project spearheaded by Cilla Jahn, in collaboration with Millesgården and the AP Foundation.

Sketch for "Birth of the Atomic Age"

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Aluminum sculpture set in a marble and granite fountain at the National Exchange Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Sketch for "Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)"

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Originally located at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the memorial was donated to the city by the Birmingham Rotary Club shortly after World War II. It currently resides at Veterans Memorial City Hall in Birmingham, Michigan.

Sketch for "The Friendly Dragon"

Pencil and ink on steno pad paper
8.75" x 5.5"

“I did … a dragon; I called it The Friendly Dragon. The architect said he didn't think he would use it because he said the children would be frightened of a dragon. But children love dragons and it's not an ugly dragon, it's a friendly dragon with a big smile and it's cozy and you can sit on…