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Russell Barnett Aitken, [Terra Cotta]

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Title

Russell Barnett Aitken, [Terra Cotta]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Russell Barnett Aitken, 1929
Terra cotta, modeled 1929

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1994.012

Aitken was a student with Fredericks at the Cleveland School of Art. Fredericks was enrolled there 1928 1930. This is one of the earliest portrait busts known by Fredericks. He modeled the naturalistic portrayal in terra cotta, which was then fired in a kiln. Aitken also worked in clay. He was noted for his ceramic sculptures that were exhibited in Cleveland and New York City in the early 1930s. He was also renowned as an outdoors man and a sports writer.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1929

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

17" h

Materials

Terra Cotta

Catalog Number

1994.012

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

05/26/1994 gifted to MFSM

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