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Sketches for Sundial Airport Beacon

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Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

Possibly unrealized.

Sketch for "Baboon and Sitting Friend"

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Pencil on yellow drawing paper
5.5" x 8.5"

Sketch for "Baboon and Sitting Friend".

Sketch of clown for unidentified project

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Ink on envelope
4.25" x 9.5"

Sketch of metal and glass clown for unidentified project, possibly unrealized.

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Sketch for Holy Ghost Fathers Seminary

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Graphite on paper
3" x 5"

Sketch for Holy Ghost Fathers Mission Seminary in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Verso includes unidentified female figure drawing.

Sketches of various unidentified medallions

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Graphite and ink on paper
3.5" x 6"

Sketches of various unidentified medallions, including Cadillac and Pontiac, Women's Club Exhibition and St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild.

Possibly unrealized.

Sketch for "Henry Ford Memorial"

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Ink on paper
4" x 6"

The idea to create a memorial honoring Henry Ford took root in 1948 when the Dearborn, Michigan Chamber of Commerce conducted a poll of Dearborn residents and learned that most of the populace favored such a proposal. The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce initiated a fundraising drive to finance a life-size full-length bronze of…

Unidentified sketch of knight

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Graphite on board
8" x 6.5"

Unidentified sketch of knight, possibly for "Warrior Saint" or "Young Knight".

Sketch for "Wings of the Morning"

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Graphite on perforated sketchbook paper
8.75" x 11.75"

The flying swans represent the atmosphere of the unfolding morning. Fredericks often used swans in his sculptures to symbolize eternal life. The hand of God enfolds the spirit of man as he takes the wings of the morning. The upward flowing contours communicate the optimistic spiritual…

Sketches for "Wings of the Morning"

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Graphite and ink on typing paper
8.5" x 11"

The flying swans represent the atmosphere of the unfolding morning. Fredericks often used swans in his sculptures to symbolize eternal life. The hand of God enfolds the spirit of man as he takes the wings of the morning. The upward flowing contours communicate the optimistic spiritual content of the…

Sketches for "The Spirit of Detroit"

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Graphite on paper
5" x 8"

The erection of The Spirit of Detroit at the City-County Building (now Coleman A. Young Municipal Center) in 1958 marked the formal completion of the structure whose construction began in 1951. Located in front of a white marble wall at the entrance to the building, the sculpture depicts the cultural and religious…