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The Thinker [Bronze]

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The Thinker is a bronze sculpture of a seated chimpanzee with arms folded and legs crossed. His head rests on his proper right hand and is tilted back slightly giving the appearance of being in deep thought.

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The Thinker, 1938 Bronze, cast 1988
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Arbury 1991.001

Fredericks created this sculpture after…

"Gold Miner," "Sheep (The Guests Have Arrived)," "Steers" and "Chimpanzee (Philosopher)" for 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…

A chimpanzee plays on the furniture at the Detroit Zoological Institute

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Furniture for the great apes in the Holden Amphitheater and Great Ape House at the Detroit Zoological Institute.

Fredericks studied the orangutans, gibbons and chimpanzees at the zoo for months to determine their needs, selecting fiberglass and stainless steel for hygienic reasons and bright colors that the apes seemed to like.

Note: The…

"Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" with "Don Quixote" in the background

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Small-scale bronze sculpture of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" with two bronze castings of "Don Quixote" in the background. A full-scalebronze casting of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" is in the children's garden, Community House, Birmingham, Michigan.

Bronze "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee"

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Full-scale bronze of "Baboon Playing a Mandolin”. A casting of this work is in the children's garden, Community House, Birmingham, Michigan.

Full-scale plaster model of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" facing full-scale model of "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" - side view

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Plaster models of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" and "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" in Marshall Fredericks' Bloomfield Hills (Greenhouse), Michigan studio. Bronze castings of these two works are in the children's garden, Community House, Birmingham, Michigan.

Full-scale plaster model of "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" facing full-scale plaster model of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" - front/side view

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Plaster models of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" and "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" in Marshall Fredericks' Bloomfield Hills (Greenhouse), Michigan studio. Bronze castings of these two works are in the children's garden, Community House, Birmingham, Michigan.

Full-scale plaster model of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" and full-scale model of "Baboon Playing a Mandolin"

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Plaster models of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" and "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" in Marshall Fredericks' Bloomfield Hills (Greenhouse), Michigan studio. Bronze castings of these two works are in the children's garden, Community House, Birmingham, Michigan.

Full-scale plaster model of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" facing full-scale plaster model of "Baboon Playing a Mandolin"

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Plaster models of "Baboon and Baby Chimpanzee" and "Baboon Playing a Mandolin" in Marshall Fredericks' Bloomfield Hills (Greenhouse), Michigan studio.