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Ann Arbor Eagle, [Plaster]

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Title

Ann Arbor Eagle, [Plaster]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

Plaster eagle with wings spread perched upon a wreath like object. Small-scale model for the Ann Arbor Eagle.

"When asked to do a war memorial for the University of Michigan in 1950, he turned again to the symbolic eagle, which he had used in the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit. The American Eagle in Ann Arbor is a fierce, combative image of courage and strength. A heroic bronze, poised on it pedestal, it shows how far he had come in expressive power from the simple grace of his early figures. The observer who walks around this bronze sees a continuously changing, merging series of views, the work maintaining its vigor and meaning throughout. This is not a one- or four-sided composition but a kinetic, continuously unfolding design.
Fredericks, Suzanne P. "Marshall M. Fredericks, Sculptor", Saginaw Valley State University, 2003. p. 6

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1950

Rights

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

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

29.25" x 28" x 28"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1991.144

Object Location

Sculptor's Studio

Provenance

11/01/1999 gifted to MFSM

March/April 2003 relocated to Sculptor's Studio

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