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G.M. Cancer Research Award, Alfred P. Sloan, Relief, [Plaster]

1999.040.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

G.M. Cancer Research Award, Alfred P. Sloan, Relief, [Plaster]

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century

Description

Round plaster relief of Alfred P. Sloan.

Born in 1875, Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. was elected president of General Motors in 1923. He remained in that position for 23 years. During that time he developed a love for philanthropy and established the Sloan Foundation to "represent my accomplishments in life." Being of primary importance to the expansion of GM in the mid-twentieth century, Sloan amassed funds that he gave away for such projects as cancer research.

The medallion was minted in bronze and gold-plated bronze in 1979.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1979

Rights

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

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

29" dia

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1999.040

Object Location

Storage Room B - J

Provenance

4/5/1994 Stable Stall I

10/25/1999 gifted to MFSM