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Shop drawing for "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

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Title

Shop drawing for "Cleveland War Memorial: Fountain of Eternal Life"

Subject

Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Drawing, American--20th century.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Ink on paper
35" x 23"

The Fountain, also known as the "Cleveland War Memorial", is composed of a large granite basin set with bronze plaques containing the names of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Located within the basin are four granite carvings depicting the great civilizations of the earth: Nordic, Eastern, Southern and Western cultures.

Centered within is the 10 ½ foot sculptured bronze sphere representing the Universe as man has imagined it. Its design contains symbols of Eternal Life and Spirit derived from ancient myths.

The bronze central figure towers 43 feet above the basin. This figure expresses the main theme of the Fountain: the spirit of mankind rising out of the flames of war and the destructive elements of life, reaching and ascending to a new understanding of life.

The Fountain took nineteen years to complete and is located at the Civic Center Mall A in Cleveland, Ohio.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 1 Drawer 4 Folder 4

Date

n.d.

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-01-04-04

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng
no

Type

Ink drawing

Identifier

VIII.1998.001.486

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Original Format

Ink drawing

Physical Dimensions

35" x 23"

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