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Two Bears, Small-Scale, Mold, [Plaster and Rubber]

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Plaster mother mold with inner rubber mold and wax core. There is a lot of red wax residue on the surface. Mold is bound with plastic zip ties.

Two Bears, Small-Scale, [Plaster]

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Small plaster model of the Two Bears. The surface is discolored in some areas. Sculpture depicts a black bear and a brown bear sitting back to back. Originally created for Lincoln Square, Urbana, Illinois, Victor Gruen, architect. Painted gray.

Two Bears, Small-Scale, [Posthumous Bronze]

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Posthumously cast bronze Two Bears posthumous bronze with brown patina. Foundry and edition marks and A.P. stamped/ inscribed in wax; also, interior edition mark stamped in wax.

Two Bears, Full Scale, [Bronze]

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Two bears, black bear and brown bear, sitting back to back. In the wild they are natural enemies but are captured as friends in this sculpture. The brown bear is much larger than the smaller black bear. The knees have the tear drop shape signature of Marshall Fredericks.
Cast at Bedi Makky, Art Foundry, NY 1964

Two Bears, Small Scale, [Bronze]

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Two Bears, maquette, 1965
Bronze

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
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Two Bears [Plaster]

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Two Bears, 1965
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
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Two Bears was originally created for Lincoln Square, Urbana, Illinois. A large and small bear sit back to back in quiet contemplation. In nature, these two animals are enemies, however, Fredericks portrays the two in a gentle humanistic way, stressing…

Full-scale plaster model of "Two Bears" in the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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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…

Close-up of "Two Bears" outside of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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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…

"Two Bears" and "Clowns" outside of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

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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…

"Two Bears" in the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Sculpture Garden

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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…