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God on the Rainbow, Milles' God Figure, [Resin Casting]

Resin casting of Carl Milles' God from God and the Rainbow. Arms are detached. Blue-green in color.

This sculpture was based on a 1946 sketch by Carl Milles for a peace monument intended for the United Nations Building in New York. In 1995 Fredericks sculpted the full size figures. The sculpture stands at the entrance to Stockholm Harbor, Nacka…

Henry Ford Memorial, historical reliefs [Plaster]

Henry Ford Memorial, historical reliefs, 1975


Childhood, upper left relief
Plaster original

The Ford Empire, upper right relief
Plaster original

Formative Years, lower left relief
Plaster original

Ford Cars, lower right relief
Plaster original
The following description was prepared by Fredericks at the time of the installation of…

Cotton Pickers [Plaster]

COTTON PICKERS, 1956
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.086

A series of four reliefs: Old Man River-River God, Old Man River-River God alternative, French Explorer, and Cotton Pickers. These were created for a competition for a commission of a government building in Louisiana. The themes of the sculptures…

French Explorer [Plaster]

FRENCH EXPLORER, 1956
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.085

A series of four reliefs: Old Man River-God, Old Man River-God alternative, French Explorer, and Cotton Pickers. These were created for a competition for a commission of a government building in Louisiana. The themes of the sculptures are derived…

Old Man River God, Alternative [Plaster]

OLD MAN RIVER - RIVER GOD (alternative), 1956
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.084

A series of four reliefs: Old Man River-River God, Old Man River-River God alternative, French Explorer, and Cotton Pickers. These were created for a competition for a commission of a government building in Louisiana. The…

Old Man River God, (Spirit of the Mississippi) [Plaster]

OLD MAN RIVER - RIVER GOD (Spirit of the Mississippi), 1956
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.083

A series of four reliefs: Old Man River-River God, Old Man River-River God alternative, French Explorer, and Cotton Pickers. These were created for a competition for a commission of a government building in…

Pony Express Rider, Indian Rider, Indian and Bears, Indian, Deer and Wolves [Plaster]

Pony Express Rider, 1955
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.078

Indian Rider, 1955
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.079

Indian and Bears, 1955
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.080

Indian, Deer and Wolves, 1955
Plaster…

Close-up of dirty "Indian, Deer, and Wolves" for 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…