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Marshall Fredericks and an unidentified man with "Leaping Gazelle" at Chrysler Corporation

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Title

Marshall Fredericks and an unidentified man with "Leaping Gazelle" at Chrysler Corporation

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Bronze sculpture, American--20th century.
Chrysler Corporation.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

In 1936, Fredericks won a National Award Competition to design a fountain for the Levi L. Barbour Memorial, located on Belle Isle, an island park in Detroit, Michigan. Mounted 16 feet high on a granite pedestal, the bronze sculpture sits in a fountain basin. Four small carved granite animals surround the gazelle.

Fredericks said: “I used this gazelle which to me has always been…sort of the perfection of the four-leggeds. …[I]t’s just a marvelous expression of the animal kingdom, and the lines of it are so beautiful and it just seemed to set itself up as a natural in that marvelous natural environment [of] Belle Isle.”

Leaping Gazelle is the first commission Fredericks received and it initiated his career as a distinguished public sculptor.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 24 Folder 8

Date

1996-05

Rights

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

Relation

V-24-08

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Auburn Hills (Mich.)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Color print

Physical Dimensions

4" x 6"