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Sketches for "Youth in the Hands of God"

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Title

Sketches for "Youth in the Hands of God"

Subject

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

Description

Graphite on tracing paper
9" x 10"

The façade of the New Dallas Public Library contained an 880-pound, 20 foot high aluminum sculpture by Marshall Fredericks entitled "Youth in the Hands of God." Symbolizing "the hands of God supporting youth reaching for learning through the medium of literature," the $12,000 relief sculpture depicted two hands lifting a boy wearing blue jeans. The library planned to take the sculpture with them to the new building, but it remained on the empty building for several years. In 1993 the sculpture was sold and now resides at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series VIII, Cabinet 3 Drawer 4 Folder 2

Date

c. 1956

Rights

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

Relation

VIII-03-04-02

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.VIII.1473

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Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

9" x 10"

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