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Sketch for the "Spirit of Kentucky"

1998_001_VIII_449.jpg

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Title

Sketch for the "Spirit of Kentucky"

Subject

Drawing, American--20th century.
Figure drawing.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

Graphite on tracing paper mounted on board
16" x 20"

Collectively titled the Spirit of Kentucky, Barry Bingham, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal commissioned Fredericks to design reliefs for their new building.

After Fredericks received the commission he reportedly traveled through Kentucky to get the essence of the ‘spirit of Kentucky’ for himself. Fredericks’ intent for the project was for, “children to be able to understand and enjoy, and see something different about it each time they saw it again.”

Cast in bronze and placed on a black granite surface above the tall recessed entrance, the free-form shapes and angular composition use the height of the area to point toward the dream of the settlers.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 2 Drawer 13 Folder 4

Date

c. 1948

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-02-13-04

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.449

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Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

16" x 20"

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