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View of the Milwaukee Public Museum with "Indian and Wild Swans" relief

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Title

View of the Milwaukee Public Museum with "Indian and Wild Swans" relief

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Indians in art.
Milwaukee Public Museum
Outdoor sculpture--United States.
Public sculpture, American
Relief (Art)

Description

This sculptural group of an Indian and four swans is located on the façade of the Milwaukee Public Museum.
Fredericks said of the design that the swans, “complement the simple surface (of the wall) with just the right dignified accent…(they are) stylized, artistic representations of the natural swan (having worked) with numerous studies from live specimens.”

The actual title according to Fredericks is “Algonquian Indian and (Whistling) Swans”. Fredericks stated that this work symbolizes the freedom and beauty of nature in the Great Lakes area.

Each of the four swans in the completed bronze commission weighs about ½ ton and the Indian weighs just over a ton.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 14 Folder 36

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-14-36

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Milwaukee (Wisc.)

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Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 5"

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