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Study for "Star Dream Fountain"

Graphite on tracing paper
9.5" x 19"

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.

Study for "The Spirit of Detroit"

Graphite on tracing paper
11" x 14"

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…

Study for "The Spirit of Detroit"

Graphite on tracing paper
11' x 14"

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 "The Spirit of Detroit"

Graphite on tracing paper
11" x 13.5"


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…

Study for "The Spirit of Detroit"

Graphite on tracing paper
11" x 14"

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 Detroit Public Library proposal

Graphite on tracing paper
8" x 13.75"

Sketch for Detroit Public Library proposal. Possibly unrealized.

Sketches for "Youth in the Hands of God"

Graphite on tracing paper
9" x 10"

The façade of the New Dallas Public Library contained an 880-pound, 20 foot high aluminum sculpture by Marshall Fredericks entitled "Youth in the Hands of God." Symbolizing "the hands of God supporting youth reaching for learning through the medium of literature," the $12,000 relief sculpture depicted two…

Sketches for "Youth in the Hands of God"

Graphite on tracing paper
6.25" x 8.5"

The façade of the New Dallas Public Library contained an 880-pound, 20 foot high aluminum sculpture by Marshall Fredericks entitled "Youth in the Hands of God." Symbolizing "the hands of God supporting youth reaching for learning through the medium of literature," the $12,000 relief sculpture depicted two…

Sketches of "Victory Eagle (American Eagle)"

Colored pencil and graphite on tracing paper
18.25" x 12"

Fredericks stylized Victory Eagle in a very geometric and angular way for the exterior of the Federal Reserve Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Although abstracted, the Victory Eagle appears to be landing on the surface of the pedestal. Moreover, it is situated above the eye-level of the…

Sketches for "Eaton War Memorial Eagle"

Graphite on tracing paper
11.75" x 6.5"

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…